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.
Experts in the Lung Nodule Clinic evaluate and monitor patients who have had small nodules found through a CT scan or chest X-ray. 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.
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.
Our pulmonologists work with cardiovascular disease specialists to diagnose pulmonary hypertension. Services include:
Pulmonary hypertension treatment may include:
If you are having troubles sleeping and think a sleep disorder - sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome (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.
If you need a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to help you sleep well, we'll not only deliver the equipment you need, we'll show you how to use and maintain it.
To order CPAP supplies, email CPAPsupport@allina.com.
If you have been referred for a sleep study, call the Sleep Center at 651-241-0991.