If you or a loved one are among the 50 million individuals in the United States who suffer from pulmonary disorders and conditions, then you likely need the help of a pulmonary doctor — otherwise known as a lung specialist. Here at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates, you’ll find more than a pulmonologist. You’ll find a team of dedicated, caring health professionals who are committed to helping you reach wellness and improve your quality of life. You’ll find superior care within our family-friendly facilities. We also ensure that our equipment is state-of-the-art. Our clinic is waiting with open arms to help patients suffering from pulmonary complications or critical illnesses.
What is a Pulmonary Doctor?
Dealing with critical illnesses can be stressful enough without having to worry about the myriad of new terms being introduced. Prospective patients may not be familiar with the term ‘pulmonologist’ until they find themselves being referred by their primary care physician. In short, a pulmonologist is a doctor for your lungs.
They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung and breathing disorders; our team at NOVA also helps with certain sleeping disorders. If your respiratory function is limited or you find sleep interrupted, unobtainable, or non-restful, then our team would love to assist. Simply talk to your primary care physician for a referral to our Manassas, VA clinic.
Conditions Treated by Pulmonologists
“Lung disorders” is a surprisingly broad category of treatment. Our experienced team of physicians treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic cough
- Hypoxia (low oxygen level)
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Lung nodules
- Occupational lung disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Respiratory infections
- Sleep Apnea
The above is not an exhaustive list, though it does include the more common disorders we treat. If you are uncertain whether your symptoms qualify for pulmonary care, speak with your primary care physician about setting up a consultation. You will be introduced to one of our doctors who will discuss your current symptoms and medical history to determine whether our clinic can help.
Pulmonary Diagnostic Services in Manassas
The first stage of any treatment plan is to find what is causing your symptoms. We start with a thorough conversation regarding symptoms and medical history; from there, your care team will perform one to several diagnostic procedures to determine the underlying cause. These diagnostic tools help us treat the root issue rather than masking symptoms.
Our labs are supplied with the latest in diagnostic equipment to help evaluate your lung function and performance; they also grant us a look at the structure of your lungs.
These diagnostic procedures may include:
- Blood tests
- Chest X-rays
- CY scanning
- In and out-patient testing
- Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
- Lymph node biopsy
- Pulmonary function tests
- Sleep studies (polysomnography)
- Spirometry of maximum airflow
- Ultrasound-guided diagnostic thoracentesis
Your care team will explain every diagnostic tool that is assigned. We understand the importance of knowing what is being done as well as the results. Once the tests are complete, our team will also ensure you understand your diagnosis and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan specific to either your or your loved one’s needs.
Treatments and Procedures
Our talented and passionate team of care providers have access to the most advanced and innovative equipment available to help our patients achieve a better quality of life, including a full night’s sleep. Your comprehensive treatment plan will vary based on your diagnosis and the severity of your symptoms.
Options for your treatment plan may include treatments such as oxygen therapy, prescribed medications, or a CPAP machine.
Your Local Lung and Sleep Disorder Specialists
Our caring team at NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates place patient support at the forefront of our practice. We are there to help every step of the way, from diagnosis to extended care. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic for more information or click below to schedule your first appointment.
NOVA Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Associates
24430 Stone Springs Blvd Suite 200, Dulles, VA 20166
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Directions to Our Clinic (via VA-659 S):
- Take Stone Springs Blvd to US-50 E
- Follow VA-659 S, VA-234 S and VA-234 BUS S/Sudley Rd to Grant Ave in Manassas