Pulmonary doctors in Waycross, Georgia
Whether you are diagnosed with asthma or lung disease, the pulmonologists at Memorial Satilla Health are here to help. We specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and treating disorders that affect the lungs and respiratory tract. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program to further treat and manage respiratory conditions.
For more information about our pulmonary medicine services, contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (912) 584-6201.
Pulmonary conditions we treat
Our respiratory specialists work with you and your primary care doctor to customize a care plan for your health needs.
Conditions we treat include:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung abscess
- Lung cancer
- Lung transplant
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep apnea
Minimally invasive lung procedures
For more serious conditions, we provide surgical options using advanced technology to perform minimally invasive procedures. Procedures we perform include:
- Lung biopsy
- Lung mass removal
Sleep disorders can also cause breathing problems, such as sleep apnea. If this is the case, your doctor may recommend a sleep study. Our sleep clinic is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and allows specialists to perform diagnostic tests and identify conditions that may be affecting your respiratory tract.
Respiratory therapy helps improve your ability to breathe and move oxygen effectively through your body. It can be used to help treat acute and chronic lung conditions. We use advanced equipment and technology, including our blood gas lab, to provide treatment and monitor the progress of your respiratory condition.
Multidisciplinary respiratory therapy services
Our respiratory therapists also support a variety of specialties at our hospital. For example, surgery patients and trauma patients may be at risk for respiratory problems due to their conditions. Respiratory therapists help prevent pulmonary complications for these patients. They also help manage airways for those who are unable to breathe on their own.
Our respiratory therapy department provides:
- Asthma management and education program
- Bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP)
- Bronchoscopy assistance
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- COPD management program
- Oxygen therapy
- Smoking cessation
- Ventilator management
Our pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to improve pulmonary health for people with lung diseases, heart conditions or chronic respiratory conditions.
Pulmonary rehab services include:
- Breathing retraining
- Education and counseling
- Energy conservation
- Medication education
- Pulmonary function tests
- Risk factor intervention programs
- Supervised progressive exercise/activity
- Stress management
For more information about our pulmonary rehabilitation services, please call (912) 284-2410.
Rehab enrollment and cost
Prior to participating in pulmonary rehabilitation, you will need a physician referral, medical evaluation and an exercise stress test to determine your physical condition.
Most charges for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation are covered by insurance. However, private insurances vary and will be reviewed and cleared by our staff before you begin the rehabilitation program. Our staff will also assist in evaluating coverage and calculating out-of-pocket costs (if any) prior to beginning the rehabilitation program.