When to See a Pulmonologist

When to See a Pulmonologist

A pulmonologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases of the lungs, including asthma, pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). RMH has two pulmonologists who are Visiting Specialists from Ascension Medical Group St. Vincent Rushville Lung Care: Dr. Emily Cochard and Dr. Ryan Schroeder.

If you think you might be at risk of lung disease, here are some signs to look for:

A Chronic cough lasting a month or more.

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, even when you’re not being active or you’ve had a chance to rest and recover from exercise.

Mucous in your lungs for a month or more.

Wheezing or making a noise when you breathe.

Coughing up blood can indicate a lung disease or some other serious condition.

Chest pain that lasts for a month or more without any known cause and gets worse when you breathe.

Ascension Health (St Vincent) Pulmonology at RMH:   317-338-5105