Pulmonology Services

Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, provides care for children with all types of breathing challenges, lung disease and respiratory disorders.

Conditions We Treat

 

Technology Dependent Center

The Technology Dependent Center cares for children who may be living with a variety of disorders managed through the use of special medical technology. This includes children on home ventilators, those who have tracheotomies and those who require oxygen on an ongoing basis. We focus on specialized care and enhancing children’s quality of life through family and caregiver education and advocacy.

 

Pulmonary Function Laboratory

Norton Children’s Pulmonary Function Laboratory evaluates the lungs and respiratory system in infants, children and teens. These tests may be requested by your child’s pediatrician, pulmonologist or surgeon, and may include:

  • Complex cardiopulmonary testing
  • Complex exercise testing
  • Diffusion capacity
  • Exhaled nitric oxide testing
  • Incentive spirometry
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Lung volume testing (body plethysmography or “body box”)
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Multichannel pneumocardiogram
  • Noninvasive oxygen monitoring
  • Simple exercise challenge testing
  • Spirometry
  • Impulse oscillometry

Why Choose Norton Children’s for Your Child’s Pulmonology Care

  • Our physicians are members of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Board of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society.
  • Our cystic fibrosis (CF) program is accredited as a Cystic Fibrosis Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, offering “the best care, treatments and support for those with cystic fibrosis.” It is the only accredited pediatric CF program in Louisville or Southern Indiana.
  • Your child may benefit from access to new and innovative treatments being studied through our extensive clinical research program, including our membership in the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network.
  • The Childhood Asthma Care and Education Center at Norton Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art therapeutic strategies for all stages of asthma.
  • We offer a multidisciplinary Severe Asthma Clinic dedicated to caring for children with the most difficult-to-treat cases of asthma.
  • Our certified asthma educator and other providers offer individualized education on asthma, proper monitoring, effective use of medications and correct use of inhalers.
  • The Norton Children’s Hospital laboratory has one of the region’s only pulmonary function testing and diagnostics systems.

Collaboration with UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Our providers offer highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

The Norton Children’s Difference

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric pulmonologists and professional staff provide compassionate care to diagnose and treat children with pulmonary conditions. As pulmonary conditions can affect other parts of the body, your child will have access to the comprehensive array of specialists at Norton Children’s with the convenience of integrated care right in the heart of Louisville.

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A new study by Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will examine whether more trees and other plants in a neighborhood affects children’s asthma. The team, led by pediatric pulmonologist Scott […]

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