A primary care provider is your point person for your health and wellbeing, and this includes pulmonary care. Patients struggling with respiratory conditions, such as shortness of breath, can receive holistic and comprehensive care through the medical partners at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services. The fully integrated network of physicians handles diseases originating in the lower respiratory system and understands the complex relationship between the heart and lungs, taking a preventative approach to pulmonary care.
Pulmonary care focuses on illnesses occurring in the respiratory system, which includes the lungs, chest, thoracic cavity, and upper airways. Taking a multidisciplinary team approach, physicians recognize the symbiotic interrelationship of airways, muscles, and the circulatory system, and understand various conditions of the lung parenchyma and pleura. They may also know how to spot and prevent environmental and work-related causes of lung disease.
While risk assessment and prevention are a primary part of this branch of medicine, physicians have the expertise to help patients manage numerous respiratory illnesses and disorders. Common conditions include: People with asthma experience inflammation in the airways of their lungs at times, which restricts these vessels and makes it harder for air to flow when breathing out.
The physicians at Nirvana Healthcare Management Services recognize the importance of seamless, personalized healthcare. Various indications may suggest a person has a respiratory issue. Individuals displaying one or more of the following symptoms should consider making an appointment with our patient coordinator:
Through a variety of assessments, physicians can evaluate a patient’s risk and diagnose specific conditions. For respiratory healthcare, these may include a pulmonary function test (PFT) designed to check how well the lungs are working and help diagnose breathing problems. Other screenings include shape tests for patients experiencing shortness of breath (SOB). This checks the lungs and heart and distinguishes between cardiac and pulmonary causes. Sleep studies are also available to determine if a patient has obstructive sleep apnea.
Since pulmonary diseases are distinct, methods for diagnosing and treating these conditions may differ based on their level of seriousness and root cause. However, the following are some general treatment options doctors may suggest for managing respiratory ailments:
With a focus on proactive medicine, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services serves patients in Essex County, NJ. Pulmonology risk assessments and prevention are among the primary offerings, helping patients throughout this network gain a clear picture of their overall health. Several locations are available in Newark and East Orange, NJ, including Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, North Ward Medical Arts, and Armenti Medical Group, as well as in-home services for seniors through CHOP. Contact us today to learn more about pulmonary health and wellness or to schedule an appointment.