|A Pulmonologist focuses on diseases of the lungs and bronchial tubes, and, in general your respiratory system, which also includes the nose, pharynx, throat and your heart.
Many acute respiratory conditions are managed by a general internist or family practice physician. A Pulmonologist would become involved if you have complex pulmonary problems.
Copley Hospital also performs pulmonary function testing, a valuable tool for evaluating the respiratory system.
Common Conditions Treated by a Pulmonologist
and other complicated chest infections
Veronika Jedlovszky, MD 802-8388
Source: American College of Physicians