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Pulmonary care

Pulmonary care provides treatment for lung and respiratory conditions, treating patients with conditions causing breathing issues or affecting their lung health. You may receive pulmonary care for asthma, bronchitis and certain allergies.

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Pulmonary medicine in Palatka

The pulmonary physicians at HCA Florida Putnam Hospital are dedicated to improving breathing difficulties caused by respiratory issues.

Although many respiratory conditions can be treated by a primary care physician, advanced pulmonary concerns should be treated by a pulmonologist. Along with our pulmonary team, our pulmonologists offer advanced diagnostic testing and a wide range of treatments for pulmonary conditions — including pulmonary-related sleep conditions.

Lung and respiratory care

Our pulmonologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you receive high-quality care, which is why our respiratory care services are offered 24/7, with options for both inpatient and outpatient care, depending on the severity of the condition.

Diagnosing pulmonary conditions

To accurately diagnose your condition, we may use the following tests:

  • Arterial blood gases
  • Non-invasive ventilation studies
  • Pulmonary function studies

Our pulmonary treatments and services

To treat respiratory conditions, we offer many services, including:

  • Bronchial hygiene therapy
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Hyperinflation therapy
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Non-invasive positive pressure
  • Oxygen therapy
Treatment for pulmonary-related sleep disorders

Our pulmonary team also treats patients experiencing sleep disorders that may be related to pulmonary conditions, such as sleep apnea. If a pulmonary-related sleep disorder is suspected, our doctors may keep patients overnight at our sleep lab to conduct a sleep study. During a sleep study, doctors collect data about a patients sleep habits to determine the cause of the sleep condition.

Respiratory education

We also offer additional support through education about pulmonary conditions, including asthma education and peak flow device instruction.

Other resources for education about lung conditions

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