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Breathe easier and enjoy a better quality of life with expert care from pulmonologists at Essentia Health.
A pulmonologist is an internal medicine doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists treat conditions in the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall. It is not uncommon for pulmonologists to also specialize in sleep medicine and/or critical care.
Your primary care doctor can diagnose and treat most common respiratory and pulmonary conditions. See a health care provider if you experience any of the following symptoms:
If you have severe symptoms you will be referred to a pulmonologist.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
Take advantage of exceptional care and treatment for your lung and breathing conditions, including:
If you have chronic asthma, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation to help you fully understand your condition. We will recommend treatment options and work with you to create an individualized plan to improve your breathing.
Your care plan may include:
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If your condition requires surgery on your heart, lungs, esophagus, or other organs in your chest, your pulmonologist will refer you to a cardiothoracic surgeon at Essentia Health.
Explore sleep medicine services at Essentia. Count on us for diagnosis of a wide range of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. Our specialists can deliver breathing care and treatment to keep your airway open while you sleep—so you can get a better night’s sleep.
Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.