Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

If your child has trouble breathing, working with a specialist can help them manage symptoms and get back to doing things they enjoy. Count on the pediatric pulmonologists at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota, to care for children with lung-related conditions, including asthma.

What’s a Pediatric Pulmonologist?

A pediatric pulmonologist is a pediatrician with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions in children. Your child’s primary care doctor or pediatrician can treat mild breathing problems, but they may refer you to a pediatric pulmonologist if symptoms are severe.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Breathing Problems

Talk to your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician if your child has symptoms of breathing problems like:

  • Chronic respiratory infections
  • Inability to be active or exercise
  • Severe cough
  • Shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Stridor, or noisy breathing in babies

When to See a Specialist

Your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician may recommend a visit to a specialist if your child has a condition such as:

  • Asthma
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Chronic lung disease due to prematurity
  • Chronic aspiration lung disease
  • Congenital lung deformities
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pneumonia

Asthma Care Plans

Depend on Essentia to create an asthma care plan individualized to your child. We’ll answer your questions, help manage medications, and perform regular asthma control tests to see how treatment is progressing. Share the asthma care plan with your child’s caregivers and school.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.

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