At Baptist Health South Florida, we offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient pulmonary services for your lung or respiratory conditions.

We look at all aspects of your pulmonary and respiratory health and consider your lifestyle to create a personalized treatment plan that can help improve your quality of life and get you back to what you enjoy.

What conditions are treated by pulmonologists at Baptist Health South Florida?

Our team uses a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with physicians and specialists across Baptist Health South Florida to treat:
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Pulmonary Conditions
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Complications From Respiratory Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Fibrotic Lung Disease
  • Inpatient Ventilator Support
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodules
  • Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Undiagnosed Shortness of Breath

What pulmonary diagnostic tools are available at Baptist Health South Florida?

Baptist Health offers a complete spectrum of procedures, equipment and tests to diagnose pulmonary conditions. Many of these are offered in the Pulmonary Lab:
  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchial Provocation Testing (Bronchial Challenge)
  • Complete Pulmonary Function Test (CPFT)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Flow Volume Loop (FVL)
  • High Altitude Simulation Test (HAST)
  • Oxygen Saturation Tests
  • Pulmonary Exercise Stress Testing
  • Single Breath Diffusion Capacity (DLCO)
  • Six-minute Walk Test

Locations

Our pulmonary team offers inpatient and outpatient care at Baptist Health hospitals throughout the region.

Our Approach

Our Approach

At Baptist Health South Florida, our pulmonary team is here to help you live a full life. Our physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists are armed with the most advanced tools and have specialized training. We provide a full range of services, because we know you want to be as healthy as possible.

Meet The Team

Our team of physicians, healthcare professionals and support staff includes:

  • Chronic Disease Coordinators
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurse Practitioners Who Specialize in Lung Disease
  • Pulmonologists
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Pulmonary rehabilitation is an outpatient service offered to help patients reduce and manage the symptoms and complications of breathing conditions. Baptist Health South Florida has several hospitals in the region to offer this rehabilitation program that is designed to improve your pulmonary function and overall health.

    During pulmonary rehabilitation, patients participate in personalized and monitored exercises. You and your loved ones also receive education and counseling to ensure your conditions are managed properly at home.

    Both South Miami Hospital’s and Mariners Hospital’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for their advanced practices and management of pulmonary conditions, such as COPD, and their stellar patient outcomes.

  • When you suffer from chronic pulmonary disease, such as COPD or pneumonia, you often are in and out of the emergency department and have frequent hospital stays. The Lung Health Clinic provides outpatient management of chronic pulmonary disease, so patients are less likely to need inpatient or Emergency Room care. In fact, the readmission rate of these patients is below the national rate, indicating our program’s success with evaluation, medication monitoring, lifestyle modifications, patient education and quick intervention.

  • Lung cancer has a higher chance of being cured if it is caught early. If you have a heavy smoking history – you may be eligible for a low-dose CT scan to detect early signs of lung cancer. You’re a candidate for this lung screening if you:

    • Are 55-80 years old.
    • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer.
    • Are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the
      last 15 years.
    • Have a smoking history of 30-pack years or greater (a
      pack a day for 30 years, two packs a day for 15 years,
      etc.).
    • Have received a prescription from a physician or qualified non-physician practitioner.

  • When you are diagnosed with lung cancer, our pulmonologists work with the medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, including our team of thoracic surgeons, at Miami Cancer Institute to make sure you receive the most advanced treatment options. If you need to have lung surgery, we have the most advanced robot-assisted surgical system. This minimally invasive surgery technique means less pain and a faster recovery for you.

Get more information on how our specialists can help you.