Exceptional care for lung conditions delivered by specialists located throughout the Kansas City metro area.

The impacts of lung and respiratory conditions often go far beyond physical. The struggle to breathe easily can affect someone’s lifestyle, emotional health and overall quality of life. Treating these conditions takes compassion and understanding as well as medical expertise. HCA Midwest Health offers an experienced, highly-trained team of pulmonary doctors who understand all aspects of these conditions – physical and otherwise.

Each lung specialist on our team is skilled in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of respiratory-related conditions, whether sleep disorders, asthma, infections or lung cancer. Our specialists are committed to using the latest in medical and treatment advances to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.

HCA Midwest Health has 20 pulmonary specialists who are located in clinics throughout the metro area, so that you never have to travel far for the lung expertise you need.

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Pulmonology expertise in Kansas City

Our pulmonary specialists diagnose and treat the range of pulmonary diseases and conditions, with specialized expertise in


Our pulmonologists care for patients of all ages suffering from asthma, with progressive therapies to help patients optimally manage their condition. Our physicians offer bronchial thermoplasty, a cutting-edge treatment for patients with severe and persistent asthma that has proven to decrease severity and incidence of asthma attacks.

Lung Cancer

From the latest in screening, such as low-dose CT to diagnosis and treatment, our physicians provide some of the region’s most advanced care for lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Clinic at Research Medical Center offers a collaborative environment with multiple specialists consulting on patient cases, with the commitment to get patients into treatment in the shortest possible time.

Sleep medicine

Supported by Sleep Disorders Centers accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in hospitals across the area, our pulmonologists diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders,  with comprehensive sleep evaluations, treatment and follow-up care.

What is a pulmonologist?

A pulmonologist is a specialist who diagnosis and treats conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract. These physicians treat conditions ranging from asthma and bronchitis to lung cancer and emphysema.

Common conditions treated

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Infections including TB (tuberculosis)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep apnea

Common Procedures

  • Airway or bronchial stent
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Chest imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, etc.)
  • Low-Dose CT Scan for lung cancer screening
  • Pleuroscopy
  • Pulmonary exercise stress test
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis