Pulmonology is the specialty of healthcare that deals with diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract. It is called chest medicine and respiratory medicine in some countries and areas.
Pulmonology is generally considered a branch of internal medicine, although it is closely related to intensive care medicine when dealing with patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Surgery of the respiratory tract is generally performed by specialists in cardiothoracic surgery (or thoracic surgery). Chest medicine is not a specialty in itself, but is an inclusive term which pertains to the treatment of diseases of the chest and contains the fields of pulmonology, thoracic surgery, and intensive care medicine. Pulmonology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases, as well as secondary prevention (tuberculosis).
Bronchial Thermoplasty: New
Treatment Option For Severe Asthma
Dr. Chaney is now performing a new outpatient procedure for severe asthma patients
18 years and older who are still symptomatic despite the use of their daily medications. The procedure is called bronchial thermoplasty and it has been clinically proven to be a long-lasting procedure demonstrating an improved asthma quality of life.
Bronchial thermoplasty has the following benefits:
Reduction in asthma attacks
Reduction in emergency room visits for respiratory symptoms
Reduction in hospitalizations for respiratory symptoms
Reduction in days lost from work, school and other activities due to
If you are interested in learning more about this new procedure for severe asthma or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 850.243.0118 or visit
Discusses ARES Home Sleep Apnea Testing Available at White-Wilson
White-Wilsonís Cardiopulmonary Testing department is now offering a new type of sleep apnea test that is more convenient and comfortable for
our patients. The ARES (Apnea Risk Evaluation System) Home Sleep Monitor provides several benefits over traditional in-clinic sleep
tests. Learn more about ARES.