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Allina Health United Lung & Sleep Clinic
Allina Health United Lung & Sleep Clinic
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Our philosophy: A lung or respiratory disorder can be frightening and even life-changing, so we strive to see the person as well as the disease. A treatment program that fits your needs and lifestyle is our priority.
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make an appointment,
To order CPAP supplies, email CPAPsupport@allina.com.
Your first appointment is an initial consultation only. You will not be staying overnight in our sleep study center, nor would we do any kind of surgery or other treatment for a lung condition.
Bring your medical history form. We will spend about an hour going over this and talking to you about your symptoms. From this and possibly a few preliminary tests we will determine the need for additional diagnostic tests, or make a recommendation for a treatment program for your condition.
Make sure to bring the following with you to your appointment:
If you were self-referred (not referred by your doctor), please bring your medical records.If your appointment will be at least one week after you set it, we will mail you a packet of information confirming the time, place and length of your appointment. This information includes more specific instructions on what to bring. Since this varies by patient, you will need to get that information from your confirmation letter or when you make your appointment with us on the phone.
Possibly. You will need to check with your insurance provider to find out how they cover specialist care. Be sure to bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment.
To make the most of your visit, follow these tips:
Simply contact your pharmacy, and they will provide us with all the necessary information to refill your prescription.
So that we can provide the appropriate services, we may ask you to complete a form.
Our asthma treatment program is two-fold:
If your asthma is well-maintained, you will have a check-up visit in 6 to 12 months. If your plan is not working, we will work with you on a new plan to keep your asthma under control.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a condition in which some of your airways are permanently blocked. COPD makes it harder for you to breathe and causes strain on your heart.
If you think you may suffer from COPD, you can come into the clinic for a pulmonary consultation. A certified pulmonologist (doctor who specializes in lung care) will review your medical history and discuss your symptoms with you. Based on your evaluation, the doctor may recommend pulmonary function testing (breathing studies). These will help determine the extent of your breathing problems, follow the progression of disease and plan an effective course of treatment.
Lung nodule evaluation and monitoring
Experts in the Lung Nodule Clinic evaluate and monitor patients who have had small nodules found on their CT scans or chest X-rays. A nurse coordinator guides patient care from the first appointment through ongoing monitoring and treatment. The Lung Nodule Clinic is a collaboration between Allina Health United Lung & Sleep Clinic and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - United Hospital.
Lung cancer program
A partnership with Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - United Hospital, our approach to lung cancer involves teams of doctors who coordinate services related to the prevention, early detection, treatment and surveillance of lung cancer.
Pulmonary hypertension diagnosis and treatment
Our pulmonologists work with cardiovascular disease specialists to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Services include:
Pulmonary hypertension treatment may include:
Sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment
If you are having troubles sleeping and think a sleep disorder (sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome or RLS, narcolepsy) may be the issue, schedule a sleep consultation with any of our providers.
After meeting you, they may determine you need a sleep study. Depending on your insurance and other preferences, you can have your sleep study at the United Hospital Sleep Center.
You will receive the results of your overnight sleep study at a follow-up appointment seven to 10 days later. At your follow-up, you and your provider will develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Occupational respiratory medicine
The evaluation of work-related breathing problems is complicated. We have the skills and knowledge to navigate through the sometimes difficult path such problems present. Commonly encountered problems include work-related asthma and work-exacerbated asthma, chemical exposures occurring in the workplace, and evaluation of patients who have been exposed to asbestos.
Allina Health United Lung & Sleep Clinic is on the leading edge of pulmonary and respiratory medicine. Our physicians are all board-certified in three or more areas of medicine, including internal medicine, pulmonology (lung care), critical care and sleep medicine.
Lung Cancer Support Group
St. Paul, Minnesota
Many of those diagnosed with lung cancer are affected by increased anxiety, depression, and withdrawal from activities and other social interactions. This support group can provide you with the social and emotional support you seek.
Tobacco and smoking cessation
We're here to help you in your efforts to quit smoking. Please call us or schedule an appointment to help bring your plan to life.
Household radon exposure
Lung cancer: Smoking isn't the only risk factor
Did you know that about 10 percent of lung cancer cases are attributed to radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into basements? Read more about radon exposure in our health library.
The only way to know if your home has high radon levels is to test it. The Minnesota Department of Health has made access to test kits easy, with an online ordering system offering kits at a discount at radon.com/sub/mn. For more information, please call us or visit health.state.mn.us.