Pulmonary Medicine at Group Health Medical Centers
Group Health's Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Department treats the full range of breathing conditions with a strong focus on patients and innovative techniques. One innovation is the use of interventional pulmonology we have one of the few physicians in Washington state trained to use this less invasive, advanced airway procedure.
We are also able to use endobronchial ultrasound to examine and biopsy chest lesions from within the airways, reducing the need for surgery and general anesthesia. "We can now do rapid assessments of suspected chest cancers," says Dr. Priscilla Madsen, "which prevent multiple provider visits and long workups." Dr. Madsen was profiled in 425 Magazine's "Doctors Making a Difference" feature for her dedication to her specialty and her patients.
In our Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Department, we care for conditions such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, lung cancer, lung nodules and other X-ray abnormalities, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, lung infections, sleep disorders, and more. In fact, we have the largest group of board-certified sleep physicians in the state.
Our Pulmonary Medicine Specialists
Our pulmonary medicine specialists may also practice the sub-specialties of critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Our pulmonary medicine specialists see patients at the following Group Health medical centers:
If you live outside the service area of our medical centers, use our Provider Directory to find pulmonary medicine specialists near you. If you need help finding a specialist or have questions about your health plan's coverage, contact Customer Service.
'Proud to be a part of one of the best'
"I'm very proud to be a part of one of the best pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine groups in the country. We provide the best evidence-based care for patients with lung disease and we have been national leaders in advancing diagnostic sleep testing."
Health & Wellness Resources
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Northwest Health Magazine
Helping Patients Breathe Easier