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What is a Pulmonologist?

Effective treatment of a lung condition starts with a thorough diagnosis performed by a qualified expert known as a pulmonologist. A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the lungs, or pulmonology, including such conditions as COPD, asthma, and lung cancer.

The pulmonologists at Midwest Chest Consultants in St. Charles, Missouri are board certified in pulmonary diseases. They have years of experience diagnosing symptoms of pulmonary conditions and providing the best treatment options for your condition.

What Does a Pulmonologist Treat?

Besides the lungs and bronchial tubes, pulmonologists often evaluate related systems including the heart and the upper respiratory tract, which includes the throat, pharynx, and nose. They look for conditions including COPD, asthma, lung cancer, pneumonia, bronchitis, and others.

How Much Training Does a Pulmonologist Have?

After medical school, a pulmonologist completes residency training in internal medicine and then specializes in pulmonology. This specialty training involves an additional two to three years in another residency and/or a fellowship studying respiratory conditions and becoming board certified in pulmonary diseases.

Do You Need a Pulmonologist?

If you have a complex or persistent pulmonary problem, you may want to seek the advice and treatment of a pulmonologist who has specific training in your condition rather than a general internist. 

A pulmonologist will have access to leading-edge diagnostics to help determine the cause of your conditions, and will be aware of the latest advances in treatments that could best help you stay healthy.

Midwest Chest Consultants: Expert Pulmonologists
in St. Charles, MO

If you have or suspect you have a lung condition, make an appointment with the highly skilled pulmonologists at Midwest Chest Consultants in St. Charles, Missouri by calling (636) 946-1650. You can also request an appointment online.