Pediatric Pulmonology

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Helping Kids Breathe Their Best

Baby receiving a breathing treatment in the hospital.

Our board-certified pediatric pulmonologists (lung and respiratory care doctors) treat infants, children and teens with diseases of the lungs and airways. These doctors, along with pediatric respiratory therapists (health care professionals who provide breathing therapy), care for kids in family-friendly settings — where your child can stay overnight or get care the same day. And, because asthma and other pediatric pulmonology diseases can affect different parts of the body, we work closely with other Nemours specialists as needed.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

We see a full spectrum of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending upon the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

  • airway obstruction (when something prevents the air from moving in and out of the airways in the lungs)
  • apnea
  • asthma and high-risk asthma
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia (inflammation and scarring in the lungs that develops in premature babies after being on a ventilator for a prolonged period of time)
  • chest pain
  • chronic (ongoing) cough
  • cystic fibrosis
  • exercise intolerance (difficulty with exercise)
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neuromuscular disorders
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • recurrent (repeated) pneumonia or wheezing
  • respiratory syncytial virus (RSV, a virus that causes infection of the lungs and breathing passages, and is particularly dangerous to premature babies)
  • restless leg syndrome (need for movement during sleep)
  • shortness of breath
  • sickle cell disease
  • sleep apnea and sleep-related breathing problems
  • sleep difficulty and insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • tuberculosis
  • ventilator dependence (relying upon mechanical breathing assistance because of breathing difficulty)
Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

At Nemours, we’re known for our family-centered approach to care. This means our award-winning physicians and teams will work closely with you, your child and any other family members to create an effective, individualized treatment plan that’s kid-friendly and easy to follow. Together, our teams are dedicated to giving each child the best, most convenient care. We’re also constantly working to improve our care for kids through our work in research and clinical trials on asthma and cystic fibrosis.  

Regional Pediatric Pulmonology Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

We offer comprehensive pediatric pulmonologist care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select satellite Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations.

  • comprehensive asthma care and education to help your family manage the condition 
  • coordinated neuromuscular disorder care, with one of the most clinically integrated practices in the country, including Delaware’s only muscular dystrophy program of its kind certified and approved by the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • sleep medicine program (including the Complex Sleep Disordered Breathing Clinic), accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Delaware’s only cystic fibrosis program nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Web-based electronic medical records system accessible to Delaware school nurses, who (with your permission) can see your child’s plan of care and information about almost every visit to Nemours locations in the state

We offer comprehensive pediatric pulmonologist care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select satellite Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

  • specialized, tailored pediatric programs built with other specialties around specific conditions, such as asthma (including Severe Pediatric Asthma Clinic), muscular dystrophy (the only one in Central Florida certified and approved by the Muscular Dystrophy Association), neonatal follow-up, neonatal respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prevention, neuromuscular disorders, pulmonary hypertension, sickle cell disease and aerodigestive disorders
  • full pulmonary function testing at the hospital and downtown Orlando office location
  • cardiopulmonary exercise physiology laboratory (to measure how your child’s lungs work while exercising)
  • aerosol laboratory (nationally recognized for helping determine the right amount and size of particles needed for medicines to be absorbed in kids’ lungs)
  • fully equipped, eight-bed sleep laboratory (which performed 1,600 pediatric sleep studies last year without a single complication) — the only in-hospital pediatric sleep laboratory in Central Florida
  • Cystic Fibrosis Care Center (nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) and part of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Research Network
  • certified asthma educators who work with families to create asthma treatment plans
  • Center for Asthma Research & Treatment (CART) (only pediatric program in Central Florida linked to the two largest asthma networks in the country, Asthma Net and the American Lung Association)
  • active in asthma medical education, training students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Florida State University (FSU) schools of medicine 
  • partners with the American Lung Association and Health Department of Orange County on home environment assessments for kids with asthma (to identify and help prevent possible asthma triggers to avoid asthma attacks)
  • outreach clinics in Melbourne, Lake Mary, downtown Orlando, Winter Garden and Lakeland

We offer comprehensive pediatric pulmonologist care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville (in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital) and select satellite locations.

  • multiple pulmonologists selected as some of the Best Doctors in America®
  • American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) based at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville/University of Florida Consortium
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Research Center (nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and part of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Research Network) 
  • high-risk asthma program
  • full pulmonary function testing
  • cardiopulmonary exercise physiology laboratory (to measure how your child’s lungs work while exercising)
  • long-term follow-up for bronchopulmonary dysplasia

We offer pediatric pulmonologist care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and select satellite locations.

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