Sleep Apnea: it can cause irregular breathing patterns that happen during sleep, resulting in loud snoring, pauses in breathing and then big gasps for oxygen. Sleep apnea affects millions of people each year and can be diagnosed in one of our cutting edge sleep study labs.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): it involves several related lung illnesses; emphysema, chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma. These unique illnesses should be diagnosed and treated by Board Certified Pulmonologists. A simple pulmonary function test can help decipher what exactly is ailing you, and there are many treatments available to help relieve the symptoms.
Pulmonary Fibrosis: the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue (fibrosis) in the lungs. It is also described as “scarring of the lung”. This condition can be categorized by worsening shortness of breath during strenuous activity, but a lung biopsy will be the best way to properly diagnose the issue.
Pulmonary Hypertension: an increase of blood pressure in the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, or pulmonary capillaries, together known as the lung vasculature, leading to shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, leg swelling and other symptoms. Pulmonary hypertension can be of five major types, which calls for a series of tests to be performed to distinguish which kind it is.
A majority of our patients contact Pulmonary Consultants of Southwest Florida because they suffer from some or all of the following symptoms: Shortness of Breath, Cough, Congestion, Abnormal CXR, blood in sputum. Our customer interactions are not limited to these symptoms, but are merely the most common. If you have any symptoms outside of the aforementioned ones, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately!
When taking in new consults, the average wait time can range between 24-48 hours. If it’s an emergency, we can do same day visits.
PC of SWFL accepts most insurances. If you’re wondering if your specific insurance is accepted, please call 1-239-561-3500 for Fort Myers or 1-239-574-2644 for our Cape Coral location.
Yes – In order to get the most accurate diagnosis, one of our highly experienced pulmonologists must meet with you to properly assess your health situation.
No – most radiology facilities have a website that our doctors can access to download and view the films. If you’re unsure if your radiologist does this, make sure to contact them prior to your visit with PC of SWFL, in order to avoid any delay in viewing your films.
Every case we deal with is unique to that particular patient, so diagnosis and treatment can vary tremendously. We have many educational resources that we can give to patients in order to help them find the answers they are looking for. If your question is outside the expertise of the printed materials we offer, we can have one of our doctors address the issue with you.
ust because you’re feeling shortness of breath, that doesn’t necessarily mean you are in need of an oxygen tank. In order to properly diagnose the shortness of breath, we’d suggest setting up an appointment with PC of SWFL. We’ll be able to make sure the use of oxygen is necessary, or if there’s something else you can do to remedy the situation. Visit our contact page to find out how to reach us.
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