Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine


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When you have lung disease or problems with breathing or sleep, even simple activities can be tiring and difficult. The CHA Pulmonary team can help.

We diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including asthma, COPD, emphysema and lung nodules. Our doctors and other providers see patients both in the hospital and our outpatient clinics. We also have a state-of-the art sleep medicine program for patients with sleep disorders.

Whether it’s an emergency or help managing a chronic condition, our team can provide the expert care and compassion you need to breathe easier.

Your Care at its Best

The services you need, close to home

CHA offers the same complete pulmonary care you’ll find in a large Boston hospital, but in neighborhood clinics that are part of your community. We use a full range of tests and technologies to understand your lung condition. These include tests for lung function and oxygen needs as well as bronchoscopy, where we use a tube to look inside your airways. We can also help you figure out why you’re having trouble with sleep using at home tests or in our full-service sleep lab.

Diagnosing your condition is just the beginning. The CHA pulmonary team will support you at every step to make sure you get the right follow-up care and help you manage your health at home. Many CHA pulmonary patients also participate in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at CHA Everett Hospital, where you can get complete education and support for your breathing issues.

Critical care you can feel confident about

If you have a medical emergency or severe respiratory problem, the CHA pulmonology team is here to help. A board-certified pulmonologist and respiratory therapist are always available to patients in our hospitals. They will make sure you get expert care, around-the-clock monitoring and any specialized equipment or procedures you need.

Common Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Bronchitis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Sleep apnea

Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Thoracentesis (removing fluid)
  • Lung biopsy
  • Sleep studies
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Respiratory rehabilitation

Find a Provider

Locations

Outpatient pulmonary care for adults is available in Everett, Cambridge and Somerville. Our pediatric pulmonary clinic is at Cambridge Hospital.

    Contact Us

  • CHA Medical Specialties

    All Locations
    P: (617) 665-1552
  • Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic

    Cambridge Hospital 1493 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139
    P: (617) 665-1264 F: (617) 665-1835

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