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Pulmonary Medicine


What is Pulmonary Medicine?

Pulmonary Medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory tract.


A pulmonologist is a physician who focuses on treating these respiratory conditions. These highly trained specialists are often called upon to help diagnose unknown disorders and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated diseases of the respiratory tract.


Pulmonologists have expertise in structural, inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic disorders of the lung parenchyma, pleura and airways. Additionally they are experts in pulmonary vascular disease and its effect on the cardiovascular system, and detection and prevention of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease.



Conditions Treated at Oklahoma Respiratory Institute

At Oklahoma Respiratory Institute  pulmonologists are recognized experts in their field, diagnosing and managing conditions such as, but not limited to:

  • ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome)

  • Asbestosis

  • Asthma

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  • COVID and post-COVID related complications 

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Emphysema

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

  • Lung Cancer and Tumors

  • Pleural Effusion

  • Pneumonia

  • Pneumothorax

  • Pulmonary Embolism

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Respiratory Failure

  • Sarcoidosis

  • Wellness/Primary Care

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