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Pediatric Pulmonology

2069.2 miles away
509-474-6960
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pediatric Pulmonology

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For most people, breathing happens naturally and easily. If your child ever gasps for breath or breathes quickly and noisily, it’s more than a little scary. You want help, and you want answers

At Providence Pediatric Pulmonology, our skilled doctors are specially trained to diagnose and treat breathing issues and lung disorders in children. We give you instruction on at-home treatments and exercises that can help your child return to school, play and other activities. Our goal is to help your child breathe more easily so you can too.

At Providence Pediatric Pulmonology, our specialists treat a wide range of breathing and lung issues, including:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Breathing disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Noisy breathing
  • Recurring pneumonia
  • Respiratory distress
  • Sleep apnea
  • Wheezing

To determine what’s causing your child’s breathing problems and what treatments are needed, we provide many services, including:

  • Pulmonary function test, with or without pre- and post-bronchodilator
  • Pulse oximetry
  • End tidal CO2 monitoring

For children with acute respiratory failure or acute respiratory distress, we provide:

  • Aerosol administration
  • Airway management
  • BiPAP/CPAP
  • Bronchial hygiene
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Continuous bronchodilator therapy
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Medical gas administration
  • Oxygen administration

We offer instruction about at-home treatments, exercises and services that can help your child breathe more easily and participate in normal childhood activities. These at-home treatments may include:

  • Aerosol administration
  • Breathing exercises
  • Bronchial hygiene practices
  • Bronchodilator therapy
  • Chest physical therapy and postural drainage
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Intermittent positive pressure breathing
  • Metered dose inhaler spacer usage
  • Medical gas administration
  • Oxygen administration
  • Oxygen analysis
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Transports
  • The pediatric pulmonologists at Providence will take excellent care of your child. Depending on your child’s particular breathing issues or lung disorder, your care team may include:

    • Allergy specialist
    • Home care services
    • Nurses
    • Sleep specialists