Pediatric Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic breathing problems in children. Our pulmonologists are board certified pediatricians that have spent three additional years in pulmonary fellowship learning about lung problems.
A pediatric pulmonologist conducts examinations of the patients’ respiratory and cardiac systems. To aid in diagnosis, pulmonologists utilize tests of pulmonary function, lab work, chest x-rays and special procedures to view the airway.
Recent advances offer pulmonologists a better understanding of breathing disorders and have led to new, more effective treatments. Some of the most common disorders that pulmonologists treat are:
- Chronic cough
- Noisy breathing
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Recurrent bronchitis
- Recurrent croup
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia/chronic lung disease of prematurity
- Cystic fibrosis
- Congenital lung abnormalities
- Shortness of breath with exercise
- Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
Pediatric pulmonologists also see children who have breathing problems associated with heart disease, neuromuscular disorders, and injuries. Our pulmonologists work closely with other specialists including: cardiology, ENT, neurology, allergy, and neonatology.
We have 6 clinics available for patients with pediatric pulmonary disease.
These clinics are located in:
- Minneapolis – Children’s Specialty Center
- St. Paul – Ritchie Medical Plaza (across from Children’s – St. Paul)
- St. Paul – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
- Minnetonka – Children’s West
- St. Cloud – Child and Adolescent Specialty Care – Centracare Health Plaza
- Duluth – Essentia Health – Duluth Clinic
Please contact us for an appointment in the location most convenient for you.
Our doctors’ care for children with breathing problems hospitalized at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota – Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. We serve as the primary attending physician or offer consultative services at the request of the primary physician.