Your ability to breathe determines how effectively your entire body operates. That’s why healthy lungs are essential to maintaining total wellness.

Prima CARE’s team of certified pulmonology specialists have the knowledge to give you an accurate diagnosis and begin treatment to help you breathe easily. Our team of pulmonologists includes:

Our offices are among the Prima CARE locations in Fall River, MA.

Call: 508-679-4239

FAQs on Pulmonary Medicine

What Is Pulmonary Medicine?

Pulmonology is a specialized field of medicine dedicated to treating conditions of the lungs. Some of the most common conditions our pulmonologists treat at Prima CARE include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory infections
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Occupational lung diseases

How Is Lung Disease Diagnosed?

Diseases and conditions of the lungs are usually diagnosed using a pulmonary function test (PFT). PFTs consist of a group of tests used to measure a variety of factors that will help your doctor understand what’s happening in your lungs. Some of the most commonly performed PFTs are:

  • Spirometry, which measures the amount of air you breathe
  • Plethysmography, which measures your lung volume
  • Diffusion capacity tests, which measure how well the tiny air sacs in your lungs (alveoli) are working

Can A Pulmonologist Perform Surgery?

While your pulmonologist may recommend surgery as part of your diagnosis, they likely will not perform the surgery themselves. However, a pulmonologist may perform a lung biopsy, which involves taking a sample of your lung tissue to evaluate for diagnosis.

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