- Allergies and asthma
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema
- Cystic fibrosis
- Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
- Lung cancer
- Lung nodule
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Pediatric pulmonology
- Pleural disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Respiratory failure
- Respiratory infections (pneumonia, atypical pneumonia, bronchitis and fungal infections)
- Conditions we treat through sleep services
- Tuberculosis (and other mycobacterial infections)
Frequently asked questions
Pulmonology is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the respiratory system, which includes your lungs and other organs that help you breathe.
Conditions include those that are infectious, structural, inflammatory and tumor-based.
Pulmonologists diagnose, treat and can help manage a wide range of conditions that affect the lungs and respiratory tract, such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema and obstructive sleep apnea.
Pulmonologists can also provide breathing care and support to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital.
If you’re having difficulty breathing or any unusual symptoms related to breathing, you should always start with your primary care doctor first. They will perform a medical exam and may refer you to a pulmonologist if you:
- Are regularly coughing up mucus or blood
- Have a persistent cough
- Have difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Have trouble being active due to breathing issues
Pulmonology care at Geisinger
Whether you have a common condition like asthma, bronchitis or COPD or a more complicated one, like advanced lung disease, your pulmonology team can provide excellent care for your respiratory system and lungs. We offer:
- Knowledge and experience – Your pulmonology team’s combined years of experience and research give them the expertise necessary to diagnose, treat and help you manage respiratory illness and lung disease. Learn more about our pulmonologists.
- Personalized care – If you need treatment for asthma, COPD, an interstitial lung disease or more advanced lung disease, our pulmonologists will work one on one with you and your family to create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. With proper treatment, many patients can manage their illness or disease successfully.
- Convenient locations and appointments – With pulmonologists available in Geisinger clinics and hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, you don’t have to travel far to get the care you need. We also offer extended clinic hours and minimal wait times to be seen, so you get care that’s convenient for you.