Lung Care

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Our pulmonologists have deep expertise in treating a wide variety of lung conditions. We provide advanced care, close to home, for patients on the Eastside and beyond.

Difficulty breathing can impact every aspect of your life and health. At Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, we’re here for you. Our team of expert pulmonologists can help people with symptoms like chronic cough or shortness of breath get a clear diagnosis. We also care for those who have a diagnosis, getting them the treatment they need. Our goal is to help you feel better, breathe easier, and get back to doing the activities you love.

Conditions we treat

Our pulmonologists diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that affect the lungs in patients 16 and older, including:

Treatments and Services

We offer a wide variety of treatments and services tailored to each patient’s individual needs, including:

  • Fractional excretion of nitric oxide (FeNO testing) to diagnose and monitor asthma.
  • Lung Cancer Screening.
  • Lung cancer care.
  • Many types of pulmonary function testing to measure and evaluate how well a person’s lungs are working.
  • Ongoing monitoring and care for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Specialized bronchoscopies to diagnose various lung conditions.
  • Ultrasound evaluation of the pleural space and lung.

Expert Pulmonary Care on the Eastside

Our team of experts offers the full spectrum of pulmonology care close to home for patients in the greater Puget Sound area. We provide access to some of the latest testing, procedures and care without requiring patients to commute to Seattle. This makes it easier for patients to get the care they need so they can spend more time doing the things they love.

Complete Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function testing encompasses a series of tests that measure how well your lungs are working. We pride ourselves on being accessible, timely and responsive to patients who need these tests. We offer many different types of tests based on symptoms and needs including:

  • Spirometry, which measures basic lung function.
  • Plethysmography to evaluate how much air your lungs can hold.
  • Diffusion capacity assessments to see how well your lungs exchange gas.
  • Methacholine challenge to diagnose asthma.
  • Exercise oximetry including oxygen titrations, to measure how well your lungs deliver oxygen during exercise.
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, where a person rides a stationary bike or walks on a treadmill while doctors monitor how well their heart and lungs handle exercise.

Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening and Care

Our compassionate team offers extensive lung cancer screening and care. We work closely with people who have a higher risk of developing lung cancer (like those who have smoked for many years) to provide routine screening. Catching lung cancer early, when it's most treatable, helps save lives.

Overlake has advanced tools that enable us to get to the bottom of abnormal lung cancer screening results. This includes CT-guided and bronchoscopic biopsies, which are both minimally invasive procedures that take tissue samples and find out if a person has lung cancer. We also offer advanced bronchoscopic technologies such as endobronchial ultrasound to sample lymph nodes in the chest cavity and navigational bronchoscopy to find small nodules deep inside the lungs.

If you receive a lung cancer diagnosis, we’re here for you every step of the way. Our pulmonologists work in close partnership with doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center on the Overlake main campus, giving patients access to some of the latest care and clinical trials. We’ll do everything in our power to help you overcome the disease. 


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