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Lung Care

Pulmonology

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 (by physician referral or self-referral) for patients age 5 and above
  • Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment and Immunotherapy for patients age 5 and above
  • Interventional Pulmonology

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
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex lung disease (MAC)
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM)
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

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 -- a department of UT Health Tyler 903-592-6901

More information about Lung Care is available at these locations:

Providers For Lung Care

Rodolfo Amaro Galvez, MD
Pulmonology (Lung Disease) - Pediatric, Sleep Medicine

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

Luis Destarac, MD, FCCP
Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

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
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

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

Richard J. Wallace Jr., MD
Infectious Disease, Infectious Lung Diseases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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