Pulmonology

Our lung team is consistently recognized as one of the best in the nation. They and our sleep medicine specialists provide well-coordinated, multidisciplinary team-based care to ensure each patient receives the right care from the right expert at the right time. Left untreated, most lung conditions worsen over time. Thus, the earlier one receives care, the better.

With seven regional outreach clinics and our breadth of expertise, patients can receive the care they need close to home. Our service goal is to make it easy for you to coordinate our schedules so you can see multiple specialists in one visit.

Signs requiring treatment:

  • Cough lasting a month or longer
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chronic chest pain
  • Chronic mucus production
  • Shortness of breath (when persistent after exercise, or with little or no exertion)
  • Wheezing

You do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with us. Call 616.267.8244.

Diagnostic and treatment options

In addition to the typical tests and treatment options, we offer:

  • Bronchial thermoplast
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary stress testing
  • Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Exhaled nitrous oxide testing
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy
  • Lung transplant
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Transbronchial needle aspiration

Conditions we treat

Our multidisciplinary team treats all lung conditions including:

  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis – our clinic ranks among the top 10 nationally
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Lung nodules
  • Occupational lung diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tobacco abuse

Successful management of many forms of lung disease is possible with treatments and medications. However, advanced lung disease may require a lung transplant.

Advanced lung disease program

Spectrum Health offers a comprehensive approach and nationally recognized experts who diagnose and treat complex, chronic and rare lung conditions. Our advanced lung disease clinics offer education, lifestyle modification and in-clinic therapies to improve quality of life for patients with debilitating pulmonary diseases. 

  • Cystic fibrosis clinic 
  • Pulmonary fibrosis clinic and support group 
  • Pulmonary hypertension clinic 
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program

Cystic fibrosis clinic

Our care center ranks among the 10 largest in the nation and is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic management and support for children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Our team includes pulmonologists, social workers, care coordinators and respiratory therapists who focus on improving the length and quality of life. 

Our providers span the range of pulmonology sub-specialties to help you stay close to home for treatment. Call 616.267.8244 (adults) or 616.267.2200 (children) to schedule a consultation today.

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