Pulmonary Medicine


Thoracentesis (also known as a pleural tap) is a procedure to remove fluid or air from the pleural space. The pleural space is an area between the lung and the chest wall that usually contains just a thin layer of fluid.

Flexible Bronchoscopy

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition caused by a defective gene (CFTR – Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator) which causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky fluid, called mucus.

Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs)

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body’s circulation.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema two commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways (bronchial tubes) become narrowed.

Chronic Cough

A chronic cough is one that has persisted for more than 8 weeks. There is a very large number of diagnoses that can cause a chronic cough, but only a handful cause most of the problems.

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of breath, known as “Dyspnea” (pronounced disp-nee-ah) is a debilitating symptom that is the experience of unpleasant or uncomfortable respiratory sensations.

Biologic Therapy for Asthma

Recently, several new medications, known collectively as “biologics,” have been approved for the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma

Zephyr Endobronchial Valve

The Zephyr Valve treatment is a procedure that allows a doctor to place one or more small valves in your airways, which release trapped pockets of air to improve your ability to breathe.

Lung Nodules

You may be referred to a MLA physician due to findings of a lung nodule on imaging.  A lung (pulmonary) nodule is an abnormal growth that forms in a lung.

Asthma Control Test

The Asthma Control Test™ is a quick test for people with asthma 12 years or older. It provides a numerical score to help assess asthma control.

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive lung disease that causes coughing, sputum production, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.


Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways (the tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs). Asthma causes recurrent wheezing , chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough.