Helping You Get The Most Out Of Every Breath
Taking care of your lungs and your heart is essential to good health. At Teton Valley Health, our pulmonology team offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with disorders of the heart and lung.
Our team is lead by board-certified and fellowship trained pulmonologist, James K. Pohl, MD. Our expert pulmonology team provide care for people suffering from serious and complex respiratory problems such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis and sleep disorders. Our team use the latest technology as well as their own skill and experience for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.
Because our pulmonology team spends time developing a close patient relationship, the path to a long and healthy life is friendly and familiar. And when a patient’s recommended treatment needs further expertise, we can easily coordinate care provided by other specialists including family physicians, cardiologists, and neurologists, many of whom practice right here at Teton Valley Health, establishing an exceptional and integrated experience.
The Right Treatment Makes All The Difference
Lung disease’s like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), make it hard to breathe easy. You need a medical team who can give your respiratory condition the serious care and attention it deserves. If you suffer from chronic lung disease, you understand the need for serious and attentive care. At Teton Valley Health, our mission is to help you get back to the life you deserve.
Our multidisciplinary team uses advanced diagnostic techniques to treat complex pulmonary conditions with compassionate care customized for your every need. Patients with heart and lung conditions that require pulmonary function testing will find a full range of services available at Teton Valley Health, including:
- Baseline testing
- Bronchodilator tests
- Arterial blood gas testing
- Spirometry testing
- Lung volume testing
- Airway resistance testing
- Diffusion capacity testing
- Closing volume testing
- Rest and exercise oximetry testing
- Nocturnal oximetry testing
Conditions Treated and Services Provided
Complex respiratory problems can be caused by things like inflammation, tissue overgrowth, and infections. Many of these illnesses may require long-term, even lifelong, treatment plans. Our pulmonology team will work with you and your medical team to help you reach your health goals. The pulmonary illnesses and conditions we treat at Teton Valley Health include:
- Chronic bronchitis
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Sleep disorders
- Shortness of breath
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
- Long COVID
- Post hospitalization for pneumonia
When To See A Pulmonologist?
If you have symptoms that your regular healthcare provider isn’t able to help you with, or if they think you would be better off seeing a specialist, they might refer you to a pulmonologist. Some of these signs and symptoms might include:
- A cough that doesn’t improve over time (chronic cough).
- Shortness of breath (dyspnea).
- Chest pain or tightness.
- Sleep apnea symptoms, like extreme tiredness or loud snoring
Make An Appointment Today!
The Pulmonology Team at Teton Valley Health see patients at the Specialty Clinic located within Teton Valley Hospital. To request an appointment, please call us at (208) 354-6323.
120 East Howard Avenue
Driggs, Idaho 83422