Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract. A pulmonologist has expertise in the evaluation of patients with breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, as well as abnormalities of the chest x-ray, chest CT scan and other chest imaging studies.
Disorders frequently diagnosed and managed by a pulmonologist include:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Occupational Lung Disease
Lung Cancer and Tumors
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis