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Pulmonology

ACMC Pulmonologists are board-certified in diagnosing a treating acute or chronic lung problems. Our doctors see patients at the main campus, at Conneaut Family Health Center and Gevena Family Health Center giving you three local options for care.

Diseases & Disorders

  • Acute lung illness
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • General breathing and airway conditions
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Lung fibrosis or masses
  • Lung infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep apnea

Procedures offered

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Biopsies
  • Central line placement
  • Intubation
  • Pleural fluid drainage and related chronic indwelling
  • Thoracentesis

Individualized treatment options

ACMC pulmonologists take a personalized approach to treating your unique breathing disorder. They will discuss your current health problems with you and perform diagnostic tests to confirm what is happening in your lungs. They will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan that helps manage your health needs.

Related services

Sleep disorders

Since sleep can be severely affected by breathing problems, ACMC pulmonologists also work with patients to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Testing can including taking a sleep study, which is performed while you sleep. Sleep studies are safe and noninvasive procedures that provide valuable information to your physician. ACMC's Sleep Disorders Center provides patients with the quiet needed for an accurate sleep study. A trained polysomnographer monitors your heart rate, oxygen levels, breathing patterns and the number of times you wake up during the night. After scoring your sleep study, the technician will forward the results to the center's medical director for diagnosis. Sleep studies are done on an outpatient basis, so you will not be admitted to the hospital.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

ACMC's pulmonary rehabilitation uses an outpatient exercise program designed to help people manage their chronic lung disease. It offers an opportunity to improve overall health, prevent complications from lung diseas and enhance quality of life. By using medication, you can alleviate some of the symptoms of your lung disease, but the primary cause of shortness of breath still exists. The goal of the pulmonary rehabilitation program is to reduce shortness of breath and anxiety by helping you recognize the things that contribute to their cause.