Your physician may refer you to the care of a pulmonologist to assist with a variety of chronic lung diseases including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- Interstitial lung disease, such as sarcoidosis and fibrosis
- Cystic Fibrosis
Physicians from Peoria's Illinois Lung & Critical Care Institute host a pulmonology clinic each month in Ottawa to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of many of the conditions listed above. This local resource saves many patients from needing to make a trip out of town for an appointment.