Pulmonologists in Derry, New Hampshire
Parkland Medical Center's respiratory care program provides accurate diagnoses and compassionate, effective treatment for patients with acute and chronic lung conditions.
Our skilled lung experts treat:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung cancer
Contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 642-2362 for more information about pulmonary care at Parkland and to schedule an appointment.
In addition to identifying and treating pulmonary conditions, our experts will work with you to develop a preventative and proactive approach to safeguarding lung health. We'll help ensure your long-term well-being by:
- Teaching you about your specific condition
- Encouraging positive lifestyle changes
- Providing smoking cessation resources
- Giving you access to the latest treatments and therapies
- Prescribing effective medications
Pulmonary function testing
Pulmonary function tests reveal how well your lungs work—how much air your lungs can hold, how much air you can blow out and how hard you can blow air out. These tests help doctors diagnose a range of conditions, from coughing to respiratory diseases.
We offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient pulmonary tests to measure lung capacity and flow rates of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. These breathing tests include:
- Lung volume measurement
- Diffusion study
During a bronchoscopy, your pulmonologist visually examines the air passages leading into the lungs using a bronchoscope—a long, thin, flexible tube with a camera. We use bronchoscopies to diagnose and treat conditions involving the lungs and trachea, such as bleeding, difficulty breathing and chest pain.
You may also be a candidate for an endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), which is an alternative to surgery available at Parkland through our affiliation with the Lahey Clinic. This test can help diagnose lung infections and diseases affecting the chest’s lymph nodes.
When you come to Parkland with an asthma attack, we’ll determine your peak airflow and provide appropriate treatments. We also offer guidance and treatment for pediatric asthma cases through our P.A.C.T. program.
Lung cancer screening and treatment
Early detection and diagnosis are vital to successfully treating lung cancer. Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening if you have any symptoms or meet these criteria:
- Are between 55 and 75 years old
- Are a current or former smoker with 30 or more “pack years” of smoking
- Have had no incidence of pneumonia for the past 12 weeks
- Haven’t had a computed tomography (CT) scan in the past year
If lung cancer is detected, Parkland provides treatment services, including chemotherapy and biotherapy, as well as services like physical therapy and pain management to ensure your total care.