Pulmonology

Pulmonary Medicine

Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases of the respiratory tract, and specializing in the following disease states:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Cough
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary vasculitis

Disease Specific Treatments:

  • Xolair – allergic asthma injection
  • Nucala – eosinophilic asthma injection
  • CPAP management
  • Pulmonary fibrosis oral therapy

Procedures:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsies (lymph nodes, masses)
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement

Pulmonary Medicine Topics

Dr. Andra Fee, DO describes in these clips some of the advances in pulmonary medicine she’s experienced since she began her career at Meadville Medical Center, as well as how MMC’s pulmonary rehabilitation program functions. Her complete interview can be found on our YouTube page.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Breathing Easy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Meadville Medical Center is dedicated to helping you breathe better while at the same time improving your overall health and strength. The program is run by our team of medical professionals who are specially trained to treat people with lung disease. With our team’s assistance, you will learn more about your existing condition while gaining the skills necessary to manage it. This nine-week program consists of two sessions per week.

Who Will Benefit?

People who experience difficulty breathing due to a variety of lung diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis will benefit from pulmonary rehab services. Patients who have had lung transplant surgery or lung volume reduction surgery will also benefit from the Breathing Easy Program before and after the procedure.

Our Goal

It is our goal to assist you in being able to do all of the things you would like to do without having the shortness of breath. This will be accomplished through a combination of education and exercise.

Education Topics Include:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • How Your Lungs Function
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Medications
  • Dealing with Change and Loss
  • 8 Ways to Conserve Energy
  • Stress and Relaxation
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
  • How to Exercise at Home

Exercise Sessions

Through the use of upper and lower body equipment, we are able to improve each person’s exercise capacity and ability to perform normal activities of daily living and decrease the feeling of breathlessness. Exercise sessions are individually tailored depending on the results of a pulmonary function test that is completed prior to entering the program. An individualization exercise program based on the results of the initial evaluation is designed to improve your body’s ability to use oxygen and increase endurance. The program uses several exercise options including:

  • Treadmills
  • Stationary bicycles
  • Arm ergometers
  • Resistance training
  • Stretching to improve endurance


Throughout the sessions, our staff will supervise your progress and make adjustments to the exercise program as needed.

Meadville Medical Center Provider-based Clinic​

How We Bill for Our Services

Visits to a provider-based clinic result in two charges to the patient: one charge for hospital services (the facility fee), and one charge for physician/professional services

More information about Meadville Medical Center’s provider-based clinics, including a complete listing and contact information for billing and financial assistance, can be found on our FAQ page.

Pulmonology Location (Outpatient)

Meadville Medical Center Liberty Street Medical Arts Building
Liberty Street Medical Arts Building
765 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA, 16335
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