Your pulmonary treatment plan

Work with your doctor to create a respiratory treatment plan that’s right for you. Montage Health offers a wide range of options to help you achieve the best results.

Treatments

Your care plan will reflect the results of any testing services you received. Rely on your doctor to answer your questions and explain your treatment choices and potential risks and benefits. Share your goals and preferences with your doctor.

Your customized plan may include:

  • Education about your condition
  • Lifestyle changes and self-care recommendations to help manage symptoms
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications, medical devices, or home medical equipment
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation, an education and exercise program designed to help people with breathing problems lessen symptoms and improve quality of life
  • Minimally invasive procedure or surgery, such as placement of a PleurX® catheter to drain a pleural effusion
  • Ongoing care and follow-up appointments. See your doctor regularly to make sure your treatment plan is working well

Learn more about what it’s like to get pulmonary care and how we’ll coordinate as needed with other medical specialists.

Lung nodule and cancer care

Find comprehensive care of lung nodules, abnormal masses that may or may not be cancerous or lead to cancer. We offer:

  • Follow-up testing of a newly diagnosed nodule to determine if it’s benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous)
  • Ongoing monitoring of a known nodule to make sure it remains benign or, if it becomes cancerous, to catch the disease as early as possible
  • Staging of a cancerous nodule to determine tumor size and if it has spread elsewhere in the body
  • Referrals and care coordination with other physicians, such as a primary care provider, oncologist (cancer doctor), or surgeon

REACH program

If you were hospitalized or received care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a respiratory problem, you might be feeling overwhelmed when you go home. Benefit from REACH, a dedicated program from Montage Medical Group to help patients like you recover and avoid complications.

REACH stands for “recovery from acute critical illness and COVID-19 hospitalization.” The program offers continued support after hospitalization for:

  • COVID-19
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure

Access services that can boost your healing and overall health:

  • Appointments with a pulmonologist to monitor your recovery
  • Guidance to follow your treatment plan and better manage symptoms like shortness of breath
  • Help to learn how to use supplemental oxygen (oxygen therapy)
  • Care coordination to connect you with medical services that are right for you. You may receive referrals to a primary care provider if you don’t have one or a physical therapist

How to get care

Ask your doctor for a referral for respiratory care at Montage Health, or call (831) 333-3040 to schedule an appointment with a Montage Medical Group pulmonary doctor. 

Free, 24/7 COVID-19 eVisits

Use an eVisit for fast, free care if you or a loved one age 2 or older have respiratory symptoms that could be caused by influenza (flu), COVID-19, or allergies. You’ll receive a COVID-19 evaluation and referral for testing, if appropriate.

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