The Pediatric Pulmonologist: Your Child’s Lung Doctor

What is a pediatric pulmonologist?

A pediatric pulmonologist is a doctor that diagnoses, treats, and manages symptoms associated with breathing issues and lung diseases for children ranging in age from infancy to 21 years old.

What does a pediatric pulmonologist do?

When your child is first born with a breathing or lung issue, a pediatric pulmonologist assists the designated team of doctors with the infant’s care while they are in the neonatal intensive care unit. The pediatric pulmonologist has the experience and qualifications to diagnose rare lung disease, to perform various procedures associated with the lungs or breathing, or to help with ventilators and oxygen therapy.

After leaving the neonatal intensive care unit, the pediatric pulmonologist can assist with obtaining durable medical equipment from a home care company in Northern Kentucky. They also create treatment plans for the child to help the parents or guardians manage the symptoms or complications associated with chronic breathing or lung diseases.

Until the child turns 21 years old, the pediatric pulmonologist will continue to treat and help manage the child’s condition. Over the years, they will develop treatment plans for your child depending on their needs at that time. Treatments plan could include breathing treatments, systemic steroids, antibiotics or supplemental oxygen.

What conditions does a pediatric pulmonologist treat?

In general, pediatric pulmonologists treat infants or children with various lung and breathing conditions, such as:

When should I consult a pediatric pulmonologist?

Some common reasons to consult a pediatric pulmonologist include:

If you suspect that your child could benefit from the care of a pediatric pulmonologist, you should consult with your child’s pediatrician. Your pediatrician can help you decide if a pediatric pulmonologist would be beneficial to help manage your child’s breathing issues or chronic lung disease.

How can RSVP Home Care help my child’s pediatric pulmonologist?

RSVP Home Care is a home care company in Northern Kentucky that can assist pediatric pulmonologists by supplying respiratory therapists and durable medical equipment. Our respiratory therapists have years of experience helping children manage the symptoms associated with chronic lung or breathing conditions. Additionally, we can provide durable medical equipment for at home care, including ventilators, compressors, nebulizers, suction machines, tracheostomy supplies, cough-assist devices, oxygen concentrators, high pressure oxygen systems and oximeters and probes. Contact us today to see how we can assist your child’s pediatric pulmonologist with fulfilling your child’s treatment plan for chronic lung diseases or breathing issues.