Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

Any difficulty in breathing can be a frightening experience, and chronic respiratory disease has a dramatic effect on the patient’s quality of life. In fact, respiratory disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Patients with acute or chronic lung disease, as well as those suffering from sleep disorders like sleep apnea, find relief and hope at NuHealth’s Pulmonary Disease section in Nassau University Medical Center. There, specialists in pulmonary disease diagnose and manage lung disorders, employing such means as fiberoptic bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy, full pulmonary function testing, and pulmonary stress testing. In addition, our pulmonary disease specialists are vital members of multidisciplinary teams working throughout the hospital, including as critical care specialists in the Intensive Care Unit.

Common conditions requiring ongoing management by pulmonary specialists include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Environmental and Occupational Lung Diseases
  • Hypersensitivity Lung Diseases
  • Infectious Lung Diseases
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Sleep Apnea

Sleep Medicine
Patients experiencing constant tiredness, falling asleep at all hours and frequent awakenings at night may be suffering from sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. NuHealth’s sleep specialists will perform an overnight sleep study to determine the cause of your difficulties and recommend appropriate treatment options.

To consult with a pulmonary specialist, call (516) 572-8714.

To contact a sleep specialist or arrange for a sleep study (referral required), contact (516) 572-8714.

Clinical Staff
Javed Iqbal, MD
Chief – Ashok Karnik, MD