Respiratory therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work with physicians to provide a wide range of respiratory procedures and other services to people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung cancer and other lung related conditions. The standards for the Respiratory Therapy department are established by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. and the American Association for Respiratory Care.
We help manage patients with breathing disorders by providing assessments, monitoring and physician directed therapy as well as various diagnostic tests. We treat and assist with all age groups of patients ranging from premature infants with undeveloped lungs to geriatric patients with lung diseases. In addition, we treat patients experiencing emergency respiratory issues related to illness and injury. Our team of therapists also provide important information and education on self-management techniques that help individuals and families deal with chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.