Pulmonary Services: Breathing Better in Northern Michigan

When your lungs are healthy, taking a deep breath can help you relax, relieve your stress, or clear your mind. If you have asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or any type of lung disorder, you know how difficult it can be to take even a shallow breath.

Munson Healthcare’s board-certified, fellowship-trained pulmonary medicine specialists and licensed professionals diagnose and treat common to complex lung and breathing disorders with the latest techniques and effective therapies. Our respiratory care team includes professionals with additional training and certification in adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric respiratory care, sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention, and pulmonary function technology.  

From shortness of breath and wheezing to chronic bronchitis, sleep apnea, and pulmonary hypertension, our experienced pulmonary team will develop an individualized care plan to improve your lung capacity and strength – in short, to breathe better again.

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Expert Inpatient Care

If you are in the hospital, you may meet members of our expert respiratory care team. Pulmonologists and respiratory therapists are part of your overall care team and provide:

  • Airway management
  • Aerosolized medication therapy
  • Arterial blood gas sampling
  • Bronchial hygiene therapy
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Conscious sedation assist
  • EKGs
  • Emergency code response
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Intubation
  • Neonatal resuscitation and transports
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Sleep equipment management
  • Ventilator management

Breathing and Sleep Disorders

If you have a difficult time breathing while you sleep, it can impact your life and your health in a big way. Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring are common and can effect children and adults of all ages. Munson Healthcare sleep specialists partner with pulmonary and critical care specialists to diagnose and treat sleep disorders at Munson Healthcare Sleep Disorder Centers located throughout northern Michigan.

Specialized Pediatric Respiratory Care

Munson Medical Center provides inpatient care for children who are stable home ventilator patients. All pediatric patients requiring acute ventilator care are referred to partnering children’s hospitals in Grand Rapids or Ann Arbor.   

Charlevoix Hospital can accommodate children who need to receive special nebulizer treatments of pentamidine in a closed room. This service allows northern Michigan families to stay close to home for their child’s treatments.