Symptoms of lung conditions often mimic those of other illnesses. Yet an accurate diagnosis is essential for your child’s health and well-being. Our pediatric pulmonologists provide evaluations and treatment strategies for a wide range of common and complex lung and breathing-related conditions.
Diagnoses and treatment
Diagnosing the cause of pulmonary issues is crucial for determining appropriate treatment. Pediatric pulmonologists offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing in a comfortable, child-friendly setting. These services include:
- Evaluation of athletes
- Exercise (stress) testing
- Lab analysis
- Lung function studies
- Respiratory therapy
- Sleep medicine programs
- Medical imaging (X-ray)
- Ventilator dependent clinic
Maintaining a good quality of life can require ongoing management for many pulmonary conditions. Your pediatric pulmonologist will take time to educate you and your child about the condition. When necessary, your pulmonologist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your child and your family’s unique needs.
Multidisciplinary team approach
The medical professionals on the pediatric pulmonology team2 are committed to providing skilled, compassionate care in an environment targeted to the needs of you and your child. The multidisciplinary team includes:
- Lurie Children's specialists, board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology
- Registered nurses, with certification in asthma education
- Pulmonary technicians
- Social worker
- Respiratory therapists
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.
In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.
The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.