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Lung Care

Breathe easier with the largest team of providers in the region dedicated to diagnosing and treating lung disease. The UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute team is trained to diagnose and treat a number of disorders that involve the respiratory system. We offer the latest treatments and techniques by using state-of-the-art technology. We treat the most common, as well as the rarest, lung diseases.

Services we offer include:

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Interventional Pulmonology

We see physician and self-referrals for sleep disorders as well as allergy evaluations, testing and treatment including immunotherapy in patients 5 years old and older.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancers
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumonia cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing blood
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder
  • Procedures performed include:
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest x-ray
  • Allergy testing
  • Polysomnogram (PSG)
  • Home sleep study
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Tracheotomy
  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic laser and stent surgery
  • Chest tube thoracoscopy

For more information on services we offer, or to schedule an appointment, please call:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler 903-877-7916

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at S. Fleishel 903-592-6901

More information about Lung Care is available at these locations:

Service Providers

Leslie A. Couch, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Cystic Fibrosis, Infectious Lung Diseases

Luis Destarac, MD, FCCP
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Allergy

Megan Devine, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Infectious Lung Diseases, Critical Care Medicine

James Fox, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

G. David Gass, MD, FCCP
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Steven Idell, MD, PhD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

David Jones, MD, FCCP, DABSM
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Carla Wang-Kocik, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Tashfeen Mahmood, MBBS, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Varalaxmi Nannaka, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Ketan Patel, MBBS, MD, FCCP
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Julie V. Philley, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Infectious Lung Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Critical Care Medicine

Kimberly Brown, APRN, FNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

Cynthia Chaney, APRN, FNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

Emily Evans, APRN, ACNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Sleep Medicine

Rhonda Mathis, APRN, ACNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Christine Porter, APRN, ACNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Tara Sadler, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

Dale Tallmadge, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC
Pulmonology (Lung Disease)