PacMed Pulmonology – Beacon Hill
Pulmonologists are physicians who diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the lungs and respiratory system. There is a diverse array of conditions that can affect the lungs, and many, such as asthma, are quite common. Lung disease affects more than 35 million Americans.
Pulmonary medicine, also known as chest or respiratory medicine, is an Internal Medicine subspecialty. Pulmonologists must first become board certified in Internal Medicine before becoming certified in Pulmonology. At Pacific Medical Centers, our pulmonologists have specialized knowledge and skills and are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease.
- Sleep Apnea
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chest Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis,
- and many other diseases and conditions
Although pulmonologists do not perform chest surgery, pulmonary specialists are skilled at taking samples from tissues inside the chest and lungs. They also perform diagnostic and lung-function tests of many types.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).