Respiratory Medical Group, Inc.
Respiratory Medical Group, Inc.
Respiratory Medica Group, Inc.

Pulmonary

Asthma

  • A disease of inflammation of the airways, resulting in intermittent wheeze, cough and shortness of breath. It may be triggered by infection, exercise, acid reflux, allergies, or an unknown cause.
  • Asthma may be diagnosed in adulthood, as well as in childhood.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease/Emphysema

  • A chronic condition often related to tobacco, resulting in loss of lung tissue and bronchial tube obstruction.
  • Our pulmonologists will diagnose, stage and treat COPD.
  • Aggressive preventative care is stressed, including smoking cessation, early intervention for lung infection and regular exercise.

Lung Cancer

  • Our pulmonologists are part of a multidisciplinary community of physicians dedicated to the care of patients with lung cancer. We actively participate in the Tumor Board at John Muir, Walnut Creek, where complex lung cancer cases are discussed, and the most current treatment recommendations are formulated.
  • Our pulmonologists will render an opinion about CT scan findings or an abnormal chest x-ray and evaluate options in treatment.
  • Please see Lung Cancer Support Group at the John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek campus.

Chronic cough

  • A cough that has persisted for 8 weeks or more.
  • Chronic cough is often multifactorial and difficult to treat, requiring expert evaluation.
  • A cough may be caused by pulmonary disease or upper airway causes such as post-nasal drip and acid reflux.

Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Elevation in the blood pressure in the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart.
  • This may be a primary process, or may be a complication of other cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • Our doctors will recommend an appropriate workup and subsequent treatment course.
  • Pulmonary hypertension is a subspecialty area of focus of Pulmonary Medicine. We may recommend consultation and consideration of clinical trials at Stanford or UCSF Pulmonary Hypertension Clinics.

Interstitial Lung Disease

  • A group of lung diseases leading to inflammation and scarring that causes shortness of breath.
  • Our doctors will recommend the best strategy for diagnosing and treating these diseases.
  • We may recommend consultation for consideration of clinical trials at Stanford or UCSF ILD clinics.

Bronchiectasis

  • Bronchiectasis is a condition in which the large airways of the lungs (bronchi) become damaged and widened. Mucous can collect in these dilated airways, allowing bacteria to grow, causing recurrent lung infections. Symptoms are chronic cough and shortness of breath, often accompanied by large amounts of thick mucous.


Respiratory Medica Group, Inc.

PATIENT FORMS

FAQ



Respiratory Medical Group