Pulmonology / Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapy treats people with issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma.

St. Anthony Hospital’s Respiratory Care Department provides comprehensive services to patients suffering from breathing disorders caused by lung disease. Respiratory care services include diagnostic testing, therapeutic treatment, preventative care, as well as smoking cessation counseling and education.

Respiratory Care services are provided seven days a week. Outpatient services are provided by appointment and include Pulmonary Function tests, EEGs, and 6 minute desaturation studies.

Pulmonary Function tests include Spirometry, Lung Volumes, and Diffusion Capacity. All these tests determine how your lungs are functioning and aid your doctor in finding the best medication or therapy for you.

During a six minute walk we will check your oxygen needs while walking so you able to have the correct amount of oxygen at home.

During an EEG or Electroencephalogram your brain waves are monitored to look for abnormal waves which can indicate a variety of brain disorders. Our EEGs are read by a licensed neurologists.

Please contact your doctor for a referral for any of these tests or contact
The Iowa Clinic (Pulmonologists) on the St. Anthony campus at (515) 875-9550.
Visit: www.iowaclinic.com

Medical Staff in Pulmonology / Respiratory Therapy