Pulmonology (Respiratory Care)

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Our pulmonary specialists (lung and respiratory care doctors known as pulmonologists) treat infants, children and teens with diseases of the lungs and airways in family-friendly outpatient and inpatient environments. And because these diseases can affect other parts of the body, we work closely with specialists across Nemours. Together, our teams are dedicated to giving each child comprehensive and convenient care.

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Our pulmonary specialists evaluate and care for children with conditions such as:
  • airway obstruction
  • apnea (brief pauses in breathing, usually during sleep)
  • asthma (a lung condition that causes difficulty breathing)
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia (inflammation and scarring in the lungs that develops in premature babies after being on a ventilator for a prolonged period of time)
  • cystic fibrosis (a chronic genetic disorder that leads to excess mucus in the lungs along with other findings)
  • chronic cough
  • muscular dystrophy
  • recurrent pneumonia (lung infection)
  • sleep-related breathing problems
  • ventilator dependence
  • tracheostomy (a surgical procedure that creates an opening in the windpipe when breathing is obstructed)
  • tuberculosis (a specific type of bacterial infection of the lungs)
  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a virus that is particularly dangerous to premature babies
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville South is a satellite office where Nemours experts bring quality care to our neighbors on Jacksonville’s south side. For your convenience, our pediatric lung and respiratory specialists from our downtown Jacksonville clinic come here to treat children of all ages with a variety of airway and lung conditions.

Expert Pediatric Pulmonary Care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville South

In Jacksonville, Nemours is a primary referral center providing evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management for our area’s infants, children and teens with acute (short-term) and chronic (ongoing) lung disorders. You can trust the vast experience and expertise of our board-certified pulmonologists and highly skilled respiratory team to manage your child’s lung condition, no matter how complex or routine.

Respiratory Therapy at Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville South

Our Coordinated Approach to Pediatric Pulmonology

If your child has special health care needs, Nemours’ pulmonary specialists work closely with other specialists on your care team, including:

  • gastroenterologists (digestive care)
  • allergists and immunologists
  • otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat specialists)
  • hematologists (specialists who treat blood conditions)
  • pediatric surgeons
  • and others as needed

Our pediatric care teams take a coordinated approach to develop a customized treatment plan that focuses on whole-child care. You can see many of these specialists here, often on the very same day.

Your child’s pulmonary care team may also include experts from our downtown Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and our pediatric partner Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Together, we offer the area’s most comprehensive pulmonology programs and clinics, including care for kids with sickle cell disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis and more.

If Your Child Needs Tests, Sleep Studies, Surgery or Hospitalization

The Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville South offers X-ray imaging onsite, while MRIs and nuclear medicine studies, CT scans, ultrasounds and interventional radiology services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

If your child needs additional tests, therapies or rehabilitation, polysomnography (sleep study), surgery or an overnight hospital stay, your pulmonology team and specialists at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will take good care of your family and make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

To ensure everyone is on the same page (including your primary care provider or pediatrician) your entire medical care team has access to our award-winning electronic health record system that keeps track of every visit, every test result and every procedure at Nemours.

And you can access select parts of your child’s health record through MyNemours, our secure portal that allows you to interact with your care providers and request prescription refills online, anytime.

Learn More About MyNemours »

Learn More About Our Pulmonology Services at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Downtown Jacksonville »

The Nemours Commitment to Family-Centered Care

At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic illnesses that require repeated visits, we build strong relationships with our families that foster respect, dignity and collaboration. We’re also committed to educating children and families about the medical condition, and how best to manage it. Our goal is to get your child back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.

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