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 Clinic, Orlando
Nemours Children's Clinic, Orlando

1717 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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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Pediatric pulmonary specialists (pulmonologists — lung and respiratory care doctors) from Nemours Children’s Hospital come to our downtown Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Orlando location to evaluate, diagnose, treat and provide long-term management for infants, children and teenagers with a variety of lung and airway diseases.

We offer services unique to the region including:

  • pediatric sickle cell disease comprehensive clinic and pulmonary hypertension care
  • pediatric asthma care with a severe asthma management program and NIH-funded asthma research projects
  • nationally recognized aerosol laboratory
  • multidisciplinary foundation-accredited cystic fibrosis care and research programs
  • neonatal follow-up and comprehensive neonatal RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) prevention program
  • pediatric sleep medicine program for the diagnosis and management of sleep disordered breathing in children
  • full pulmonary function testing, exercise testing and bronchial challenges

Respiratory Therapy Team

Our pulmonary specialists and nurses work hand in hand with certified respiratory therapists to:

  • supply medical gases needed for treatment
  • manage ventilator support
  • give aerosol medications
  • perform pulmonary function testing
  • educate families about equipment provided for home use

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Coping and Support for Your Child and Family

Dealing with a chronic or complex medical condition is difficult for your child and family. But you don’t have to go it alone. Nemours Children’s Clinic, Orlando provides an array of support services for your child and family. For example, we offer:

  • patient and family education
  • social work and mental health counseling
  • interpreter services
  • creative therapy
  • support groups

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Our Goal for Your Child

No matter what your child’s condition, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic (long-term) illnesses that require repeated visits, we are committed to building strong relationships with families. We’re also committed to teaching our patients and their families about their condition and how best to manage it. Through education, we can help improve your child’s quality of life, and also often decrease the number of school days your child misses as well as the number of times he or she requires emergency hospital care.