Lung & Respiratory Care

Also known as Pulmonology

Specialized care to help you breathe better

Expert Treatment for Lung and Respiratory Diseases

Your lungs make oxygen available to your body. They also remove gases such as carbon dioxide. If your lungs aren’t working their best, you may have trouble with everyday activities. That’s where we come in. The pulmonology team at Mount Auburn Hospital can diagnose, treat and manage a range of lung diseases.

Multidisciplinary Lung Care at the Erickson Family Lung Center

The lung specialists at the Erickson Family Lung Center are here to help you breathe easier. Timely treatment will help you manage your lung condition and improve your everyday life.

Highly Qualified Experts

Our pulmonary doctors are board-certified in pulmonary medicine as well as:

  • Critical care
  • Internal medicine
  • Sleep medicine

We also have thoracic surgeons in the center, who we work closely with every day.

Some of our doctors also hold national leadership roles in pulmonary medicine. Their expertise means you get care based on the latest evidence and advancements.

Conditions We Treat

The team at Mount Auburn Hospital can provide personalized care for most lung conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Persistent cough
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea
Lung Cancer and Lung Nodule Care Program

If you're at risk for developing lung cancer, Mount Auburn Hospital's Lung Nodule Care Program provides an individualized care plan designed to help protect your health. You'll also benefit from a multidisciplinary team that provides effective screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of lung nodules.

Outstanding Lung Care

You can rest assured you're getting the highest quality pulmonary care at Mount Auburn Hospital. We are proud to have earned Healthgrades' Pulmonary Care Excellence Award from 2013 – 2019 and 2021 – 2023. And our COPD and pneumonia patients have excellent clinical outcomes.

24-Hour Care for Emergencies

Respiratory failure is a medical emergency. If you or someone you know is having trouble breathing, we can provide critical care. An attending physician trained in pulmonary medicine and critical care is available at Mount Auburn Hospital 24 hours a day. We provide life-saving care as soon as you need it.

Same-Day Appointments

If you have an urgent issue, you can make a same-day appointment at Mount Auburn Pulmonary Consultants. Phones are answered by an answering service when we are not in the office. If you have an urgent problem that cannot wait for office hours, please call and the answering service will contact the doctor on call.

Meet the Lung & Respiratory Team

Our team of experienced and caring respiratory experts is here to provide you with comprehensive care.

Treatments We Offer

Rely on the lung experts at Mount Auburn Hospital to provide you with high-quality care:

  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Multidisciplinary lung cancer treatment
  • Lung nodule treatment
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Ventilator support

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

Take this quiz from the American Lung Association to determine if you’re eligible for lung cancer screening and should speak with your doctor about being tested. 

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