Pulmonology & Respiratory Care

Breathe easy—with advanced treatments for your lung condition

When you have a condition affecting your breathing, pulmonology and respiratory care can help relieve your pain and discomfort. The pulmonology and respiratory team at IU Health specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of breathing diseases and lung conditions, using the newest technology and strategies tailored just for you.

You can breathe easy when you choose IU Health. Why? Because we know you are more than your diagnosis, and what may be good for one person is not necessarily the best for another. Our pulmonary and respiratory specialists will take the time needed to determine the best treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.  

When it comes to managing your acute or chronic lung disorder, you will have a team on your side that includes pulmonary physicians, critical care specialists, sleep specialists, pulmonary rehabilitation specialists, researchers, pulmonary nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapies, physical therapists, nutritionists, counselors and transplantation specialists.  

Among the many conditions we treat are:

  • Abnormal chest x-rays and CT scans
  • Allergy and Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections
  • Lung transplant
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disorders 

Our services also include critical and intensive care and pulmonary rehabilitation, when needed.

Our Approach to Pulmonary & Respiratory Care

You can breathe easy when you choose IU Health. Why? Because we know you are more than your diagnosis, and what may be good for one person is not necessarily the best for another. Our pulmonary and respiratory specialists will take the time needed to determine the best treatment plan that fits your lifestyle.  

When it comes to managing your acute or chronic lung disorder, you will have a team on your side that includes pulmonary physicians, critical care specialists, sleep specialists, pulmonary rehabilitation specialists, researchers, pulmonary nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapies, physical therapists, nutritionists, counselors and transplantation specialists.  

Among the many conditions we treat are:

  • Abnormal chest x-rays and CT scans
  • Allergy and Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung infections
  • Lung transplant
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disorders 

Our services also include critical and intensive care and pulmonary rehabilitation, when needed.

Along with personalized care, IU Health is on the forefront of developing new innovations and technologies.  Our partnership with the IU School of Medicine means you have faster access to the latest treatment options. 

Our strengths and accomplishments include:

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research

CF is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children, but it occurs in adulthood as well. We are the only center in Indiana that is conducting research on this disease in adults, which allows you to benefit from the latest and most advanced treatments.  

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

IU Health is among approximately ten percent of hospitals in the nation to receive the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition. The program aims to help you and your family make informed decisions about your respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation assure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing respiratory care services. 

Fully funded research

We have received over $3 million in research funding in the areas of COPD, lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, lung host defense, HIV infection, and the respiratory microbiome. 

What do these accolades mean for you?  They mean you are the center of our dedicated care. As we constantly push the envelope of innovation and cutting edge research, we bring those findings from bench to bedside so that you are always getting the very best care available.

Why IU Health for Pulmonary & Respiratory Care

Along with personalized care, IU Health is on the forefront of developing new innovations and technologies.  Our partnership with the IU School of Medicine means you have faster access to the latest treatment options. 

Our strengths and accomplishments include:

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research

CF is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children, but it occurs in adulthood as well. We are the only center in Indiana that is conducting research on this disease in adults, which allows you to benefit from the latest and most advanced treatments.  

Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

IU Health is among approximately ten percent of hospitals in the nation to receive the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition. The program aims to help you and your family make informed decisions about your respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation assure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing respiratory care services. 

Fully funded research

We have received over $3 million in research funding in the areas of COPD, lung transplant, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, lung host defense, HIV infection, and the respiratory microbiome. 

What do these accolades mean for you?  They mean you are the center of our dedicated care. As we constantly push the envelope of innovation and cutting edge research, we bring those findings from bench to bedside so that you are always getting the very best care available.

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