Clinical Specialties

Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

The CareMount Medical Pulmonary Medicine department offers advanced and comprehensive care for lung diseases including lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Our board certified pulmonologists are distinguished for their expertise, coordinated care, and use of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art approaches to diagnose and treat lung disease including:

  • Low-dose CT scan screening to detect lung cancer in it’s earliest, most curable stages. If a malignancy or suspicious growth is found, our pulmonologists will immediately refer you to our CareMount Medical lung cancer specialists to coordinate a course of action and treatment plan.
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), a minimally invasive procedure that enables our pulmonologists to quickly and accurately diagnose and stage lung cancer without the need for surgery. EBUS reduces the time from initial consultation to treatment, thereby potentially improving our patient’s outcomes and reducing anxiety . Our pulmonologists provide EBUS at Northern Westchester Hospital and Putnam Hospital Center, making this innovative procedure available and convenient to all of our patients.
  • Bronchial thermoplasty, a safe and effective treatment for patients with severe asthma. CareMount Medical is one of the few centers in the region to offer this innovative approach.

At CareMount Medical, our pulmonologists work in close coordination with your primary care physician and other specialists to provide you with individualized, compassionate care that is tailored to your unique needs. And because we’re all under one roof, you receive this care conveniently and close to your home, by the physicians that you know and trust.

 

Why Choose CareMount Medical?

Expert and coordinated care. CareMount Medical’s board certified, fellowship-trained pulmonologists have extensive experience treating patients with all types of lung disease.  They closely coordinate with a multidisciplinary team of CareMount Medical specialists to develop a diagnosis and treatment that is appropriate for you. Your primary care physician is an integral member of this team, ensuring that all of your health needs and concerns are addressed through every phase of your care. Our network of CareMount Medical physicians is seamlessly connected through CareMount Medical’s electronic medical records system, which facilitates instant communication and expedites your care.

An integrative and comprehensive approach to lung cancer.  If you or your loved one has lung cancer, CareMount Medical has an in-house, comprehensive lung cancer program that provides you with the latest gold-standard approaches to lung cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, including low-dose CT scanning for effective lung cancer screening and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) for rapid lung cancer diagnosis and staging.  If treatment is needed, our multidisciplinary team comprised of pulmonologists, medical oncologists, thoracic surgeons and radiation oncologists will formulate a treatment plan that will most effectively treat your cancer to ensure the best possible outcome.

Bronchial thermoplasty to treat severe asthma.  CareMount Medical is one of the few centers to offer bronchial thermoplasty, a safe and effective nondrug treatment for patients with severe refractory asthma.

Pulmonary function testing.   CareMount Medical provides state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing to diagnose lung disease and determine oxygen needs under the direction of our board-certified pulmonologists.

Convenient access to services.  Our team of six board certified pulmonologists offer their services at our CareMount Medical locations and at our four affiliated hospitals: Northern Westchester Hospital, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center,  Hudson Valley Hospital Center, and Putnam Hospital.


Symptoms and Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Interstitial lung disease/ pulmonary fibrosis
  • Wheezing
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep-reduced breathing disorders
  • Tuberculosis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Treatment and Services We Provide

Lung cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Pulmonary function tests

Pulmonary rehabilitation program (by referral)

Polysomnography for sleep related breating disorders

Treatment for sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders