Respiratory therapy couple at the park

If you or a loved one is struggling with a lung condition, you know how this can put limits on your daily activities. The respiratory therapists at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center help people of all ages improve their lung function and live life to its fullest.

We help people who have conditions such as asthma, COPD and other lung diseases. For example, some of our patients include:

  • Former smokers who want their lungs to recover
  • Children who want to be able to play without being hindered by asthma
  • Workers with demanding jobs such as commercial fishing, who want to stay in their occupation
  • Athletes who want to optimize their breathing to perform at their highest level.

Our staff includes respiratory therapists and sleep technicians who are committed to providing the best possible care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our range of services includes:

  • Acute inpatient care
  • Ambulatory cardiac monitoring
  • Arterial blood gas testing
  • Asthma education
  • COPD education
  • CPAP education and CPAP group support
  • Emergency care
  • Exercise stress testing
  • Overnight/ambulatory oxygen studies
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Pulmonary hygiene maintenance
  • Sleep disorders testing

We are actively involved in community outreach, student education and school programs such as smoking prevention, exercise-induced asthma education and CPAP compliance.

To learn more about the PKIMC Respiratory Therapy Department, please call us at 907-486-9519.

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center's asthma educators offer a support group and “One-on-One” asthma education to patients, parents and caregivers to learn about asthma and what you and your child can do to help control asthma. These one-hour sessions will be presented by appointment via a referral from your primary care physician to PKIMC’s respiratory therapy department.

Call 907486-9519 for information on how to schedule. You're welcome to bring your child six years of age and older, and other people involved with the management of your child's asthma (grandparents, babysitters, etc.) to the session or support group offering

If you have a referral from your child's primary care doctor, you may be eligible for pre-certification and payment from your insurance company.