Respiratory Care

Respiratory Therapists are specialized medical professionals who treat problems with the lungs and breathing under the supervision of a medical provider. These certified specialists provide respiratory expertise and allow for more specialized treatments to be done at the local level. 

Conditions Treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia

Respiratory Services

  • Respiratory therapy
  • Airway management
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Nebulizer therapy for bronchodilation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Noninvasive ventilation
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT)
  • Overnight pulse oximetry testing
  • Methacholine challenge (asthma testing)
  • At home sleep testing

Cardiopulmonary Services

  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter monitoring

Respiratory therapists are on site at GCMH Monday–Friday.