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Services

  • Asthma treatment

    Our asthma treatment program is two-fold:

    • Patient education: The nurse will provide you with asthma education materials to help you better understand asthma and why you are taking your medication.
    • Personalized asthma management plan for adults and children: Your asthma management plan is a written plan on how to manage your asthma and what to do if it gets worse. The plan is given to you, and a copy is sent to your primary care doctor. This allows everyone involved in your care to know how your asthma is being managed.

    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 treatment

    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 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.

    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:

    • echocardiograms and electrocardiograms
    • right and left heart catheterization
    • cardiac MRI
    • lung imaging
    • pulmonary function tests
    • diagnostic sleep evaluations
    • laboratory blood work

    Pulmonary hypertension treatment may include:

    • anticoagulants to prevent blood clots in the lungs
    • calcium channel blockers to relieve pulmonary artery constriction
    • diuretics to reduce fluid accumulation in the body
    • inhaled oxygen to medications to open narrowed blood vessels
    • specialized medications to open up the pulmonary arteries.

    Sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment

    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.

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    CPAP for sleep apnea

    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.

  • Make an appointment

    Call 651-726-6200

    If you have been referred for a sleep study, call the Sleep Center at 651-241-0991.

  • Order CPAP supplies

    Email us