"My primary care physician couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. My blood pressure kept skyrocketing, my weight was going up quickly as well and he would just up the medicine dosage. My wife took me to Dr. Kellar and he noticed that the meds were causing swelling and that I had sleep apnea. With in three months I'm down to just one med (was on three before) at a much lower dose and my BP is in a normal range consistently. I have lost 50 pounds and able to move again. I got to the point where I would fall asleep at my desk. My apnea was REALLY bad. I have no change primary care Dr's and Dr. Kellar has a patient for life."
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:
Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
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.