Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is home to one of the few dedicated breathing disorder centers in western Pennsylvania. Our pulmonologists have decades of experience caring for people with common and complex lung diseases, which helps you achieve the best possible results – no matter your situation.
Other highlights of our program include:
AHN is one of few programs in western Pennsylvania using a team approach to meet the needs of people with complex lung disease. Our specialists work together to help you get the most out of treatment and restore your sense of well-being.
Our team includes:
When you come to the Breathing Disorders Center, you will see many members of our team in the same visit. Working together, we’ll assess your needs and address your challenges on the spot. Not only is our approach more convenient for you, it has helped many people with COPD avoid going to the hospital.
We are working toward expanding our team approach to other complex lung disease conditions, including:
The Breathing Disorders Center is located at AHN’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion. This facility offers a new level of convenience with many of the services you need, including a pharmacy, lab testing, and multiple medical specialties, all in one location. Find out more about our Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion.
Services we offer through the Breathing Disorders Center include:
Testing allows us to confirm a diagnosis or determine whether lung disease treatments are working. These tests may include a 6-minute walking test to assess how well your lungs are working. We also offer nonsurgical procedures, such as bronchoscopy to examine lung tissue for signs of damage.
Your personalized care plan may include medications to control symptoms and prevent infections. You may also undergo pulmonary rehabilitation. This therapy teaches you new ways to perform everyday activities, like preparing meals, in ways that are easier on your lungs. Find out more about pulmonary rehabilitation.
With each visit, we give you the support you need to make treatments as successful as possible. Your care may include counseling on when to use your inhalers and the proper techniques for using them. If you are a smoker, we offer smoking cessation services to help you quit for good.
Your care plan may require you to keep medical supplies, such as oxygen tanks and tubing, at home. Our specialists show you how to get the supplies you need. Read more about home medical equipment and supplies.