What is a Pulmonologist?
A pulmonologist is a physician who has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) diseases and conditions.
These specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the respiratory system in men and women, such as
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Obstructive sleep apenea
When to see a Pulmonologist
If you are having any unusual symptoms you should visit your primary care provider. They may refer you to a pulmonologist if you have difficulty breathing, have a persistent cough or regularly cough up blood.