In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Suburban Pulmonary providers are currently seeing patients via telemedicine and limited in-office visits. Our providers are here to take care of your pulmonary and sleep medicine needs in a safe manner for new and established patients.
– Complete Pulmonary Function Testing
– Six Minute Walk Testing
– Nicotine Cessation Counseling
– Bronchoscopy (at hospital endoscopy suite)
– Inhaler Teaching
– Oxygen Institution
– Biologic Administration
We suggest that all patients be familiar with their own insurance coverage. Please bring your insurance card and any needed referral with you. If you are a member of an HMO, it is your responsibility to obtain a referral from your primary care physician. If the required paperwork is not received by your scheduled appointment, you will be rescheduled for another time due to HMO requirements. We currently participate with Medicare and most major insurance carriers. Please call the office to confirm insurance coverage when you make your appointment.
We know that your medical needs don't stop when office hours are over. Using our patient portal, you can get a message to your health team when it is convenient for you.
In case of an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room. Call 911 if life-threatening. A physician is on call 24 hours a day. Please have the emergency room physician contact us if your illness relates to your pulmonary condition. If the office is closed, the on-call physician will be contacted through the answering service.
Please ask for your refills at your office visit. Refills are handled only during regular business hours. Most prescription refills can be handled by calling your pharmacy directly. If necessary, the pharmacist will contact our office. If a new prescription is required, please have your pharmacy’s name, address, and telephone number available. If you receive your prescriptions through a specialty pharmacy or mail and require a 3 months supply please notify us. You are responsible for any paperwork that may be required by your insurance company. Please allow 24hrs for refills.
A pulmonologist is a subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine; practitioners focus on diseases of the lungs and airways.
The pulmonologist diagnoses and treats pneumonia, cancer, asthma, occupational diseases, sleep disorders, emphysema, and other complex disorders of the lungs. Pulmonologists evaluate lung function, examine the bronchial airways, and prescribe and monitor mechanical ventilation. Our pulmonologists are experts in critical care as well.