We found 8 pulmonologists near Des Moines, IA.

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Kerry J. Canady DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Dr. Miles Lewallen Sheffer MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Address: 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
Tara M. Eastvold NP-C
Specializes in Pulmonology (Lung & Respiratory Disease), Family Medicine
Address: 1212 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Clinical Interests: lung problems, cystic fibrosis (CF)
Dr. Gabriel Anders D.O.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Address: 1111 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314
Dr. Teresa A. Aoki MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
Sarita Kumari MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Critical Care
Address: 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
Dr. Randall R. Hanson M.D.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Address: 1215 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Donald Ray Shumate D.O.
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Address: 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.
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