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Pulmonology (lung care)


Pulmonary medicine involves the diagnosis and treatment of lung and breathing problems.

Our pulmonologists help people with diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and lung cancer. They also see patients with sleep problems.




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Source: MedTerms Medical Dictionary (

First published: 05/18/2006
Last updated: 06/04/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics