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Pulmonology

Pulmonology

Breathing is second nature. You don’t think about doing it until it becomes hard. The pulmonology team at Leon Medical Centers wants to help you breathe easier.

Our pulmonologists, medical assistants and respiratory therapists bring more than 60 years of experience to your care. We work together across Leon Medical Centers, so all of your lung care is here for you in one place.

When you visit Leon, you get fast, expert care that makes you feel like family. Doormen, lobby greeters, staff and care teams treat you like a treasured loved one. We are happy to drive you to and from appointments free of charge.

Care When You Need It Is Just Hours Away

If you’ve ever been short of breath, you know it can be a scary feeling. At Leon, we don’t want you to have to wait for answers. A Leon pulmonologist is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions. If you need to be seen quickly by one of our pulmonologists, you can get an appointment within 24 to 48 hours.

Conditions We Treat

We treat many pulmonary diseases (problems that affect the lungs), from common to complex. These include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Treatment Options

All the latest medical treatments for lung diseases and disorders are available at Leon. Your care team will talk to you about your treatment options and will make sure you understand your choices and your doctor’s recommendations. Some treatments include:

  • Biologic therapy for asthma (a newer treatment option)
  • Inhalers
  • Oral medicines
  • Pulmonary fibrosis medicine (a newer treatment option)
  • Respiratory therapy

Lung Cancer Screening and Care

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer that affects both men and women. Most lung cancers can be prevented. Lifestyle changes, like quitting smoking, can lower your risk for lung cancer.

Long-time smokers may benefit from lung cancer screening. At Leon, we offer low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for those who qualify. This method of lung cancer screening is the only one recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An Integrated Approach to Cancer Care

It can be scary to be diagnosed with cancer. If you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis, we’re here to help. You can count on our medical expertise and human touch to give you peace of mind so you can focus on healing.

We work hand-in-hand with our team of oncologists and radiologists to offer a coordinated approach to cancer care. Our doctors will review your diagnosis and explain your choices for cancer treatments. That way, you can make the decision that’s best for you. If you need to see other specialists, we’ll coordinate those appointments and will be glad to drive you to them as well.

One Place for Care

You can enjoy seamless care at Leon Medical Centers.

Our pulmonology team, urgent care centers and diagnostics department share the same electronic health record. This helps our team work better together on your plan of care. It’s also accessible if you need care while traveling to another city, state or country.

Related Departments, Programs and Services

You deserve the highest level of care, and it should go as smoothly as possible. We make it happen by working directly with other Leon Medical Centers’ departments, programs and medical services. These include: