On a normal day, you will breathe nearly 25,000 times. With every breath, oxygen from the air will be delivered into your bloodstream and flow to nourish the cells of your body.
Lung disease, whether asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, infections such as pneumonia and influenza, or lung cancer—disrupts this process. Each of these types of lung disease is unique and requires specialized care. If we were to combine them, however, we would be looking at the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Our Pulmonologists—also known as Pulmonary Specialists or Lung Doctors—are all board certified in Pulmonary (Lung) Medicine. They provide pulmonary consultations for patients in outpatient clinics as well as for those hospitalized in metro Denver hospitals. Outpatient services include pulmonary consultations, treatment and follow-up, and high-risk pre-operative evaluations. They help analyze and treat people that are short of breath or have low oxygen levels.
These physician specialists also consult with patients and their primary care physicians outside the metro area through outreach clinics and telemedicine. To speed diagnosis and treatment for patients with lung masses (nodules), they host a bi-weekly Lung Nodule Clinic that integrates the specialized perspectives of pulmonologists, radiologists, oncologists and surgeons.
What People Say:
Dear Dr. Bost & Staff, I so appreciate the outstanding care G_ received from all of you. Each of you have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and wonderful care. -Fondly, MC
Dr. Lange, What a difference your diagnosis of my sleep apnea has made. I had the dental appliance made. I have been using it very successfully for several months now. I sleep better, get up much less frequently, don’t wake my husband, and have more energy. Thank you again for your excellent education regarding this condition. I will be sharing what I learned with others who may be interested. Blessings, -JB
Dear ICU staff at Parker Hospital, Thank you all for your excellent care given to my father DWD, while at your hospital. Your compassion was very much appreciated and will be remembered. Sincerely, GD
I have severe insomnia and have tried many different things to get a good night's rest. Dr. Riley evaluated my condition and recommended a new treatment I had never tried before. I can finally get some sleep! -SN
Dear Dr. Lange, Just a note to thank you so very much for your patience while answering all of my questions during my recent appointment. I am very fortunate to have such a brilliant, caring doctor with an accompanying fine sense of humor as you. With gratitude and best regards - LP