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, Pensacola

5153 N. Ninth Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
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For Appointments: (850) 505-4700

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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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
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

Pediatric pulmonary specialists at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Pensacola evaluate, diagnose, treat and provide long-term management for infants, children and teens with a variety of lung and airway diseases. Since we serve as a referral center for children in northwestern Florida and southern Alabama, our division treats many children each year with complex lung and respiratory problems.

Respiratory Therapy Team

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

These specialists provide a variety of services including:
  • supplying medical gases needed for treatment
  • managing ventilator support
  • giving aerosol medications
  • performing pulmonary function testing
  • educating families about equipment provided for home use
 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Center

One recognition of our expertise in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and in the care of patients with CF is our recent accreditation as a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Care Center. Nemours Children's Clinic, Pensacola, in partnership with the Pensacola Lung Group, has been approved for accreditation for pediatric and adult care.

Our being a CF Foundation Care Center lets you know our clinic is staffed by experts in cystic fibrosis care and disease management. Care centers participate in CF clinical research and work to educate doctors, nurses and health care teams about CF and the care people living with the disease require for the best health. The centers are extensively reviewed annually by the Foundation's Center Committee before receiving accreditation and funding.

Our CF Center is the only such center in Northwest Florida and the only Core Care Center serving the area between New Orleans, Birmingham, Ala. and Gainesville, Fla.

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.