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Lung Care

Lung Care

Breathe easier with the largest team of providers in the region dedicated to diagnosing and treating lung disease. The UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute team is trained to diagnose and treat a number of disorders that involve the respiratory system. We offer the latest treatments and techniques by using state-of-the-art technology. We treat the most common, as well as the rarest, lung diseases.

Services we offer include:

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Interventional Pulmonology

We see physician and self-referrals for sleep disorders as well as allergy evaluations, testing and treatment including immunotherapy in patients 5 years old and older.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancers
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumonia cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing blood
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder
  • Procedures performed include:
  • Thoracentesis
  • Chest x-ray
  • Allergy testing
  • Polysomnogram (PSG)
  • Home sleep study
  • Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Tracheotomy
  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic laser and stent surgery
  • Chest tube thoracoscopy

For more information on services we offer or to schedule an appointment, call one of our convenient locations:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler 903-877-7916

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel - A department of UT Health Tyler 903-592-6901

 

*Services vary by location.

Providers For Lung Care

Pulmonology (Lung Disease) - Pediatric, Sleep Medicine

Rodolfo Amaro Galvez, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Pediatric Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Cystic Fibrosis, Infectious Lung Diseases

Leslie A. Couch, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians - Pediatric Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Asthma, Allergy & Immunology

Luis Destarac, MD, FCCP

Practices at:

Fifth Street Allergy Clinic
1000 Fifth St. Ste. 400 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Palestine - Pulmonary
4002 S. Loop 256 Ste. R 2nd Floor - Palestine, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Quitman - Pulmonary
709 E. Goode St. Ste. 300 - Quitman, TX

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Infectious Lung Diseases, Critical Care Medicine

Megan Devine, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians - COVID-19 Recovery Clinic - A department at UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 U.S. Hwy. 271 - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

James Fox, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

G. David Gass, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Athens - Pulmonary
1336 South Palestine - Athens, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Jacksonville - Pulmonary
203 Nacogdoches St. Ste. 240 - Jacksonville, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Gun Barrel City - Pulmonary
126 W. Main Street, Suite G - Gun Barrel City, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

Steven Idell, MD, PhD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

David Jones, MD, FCCP, DABSM

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Pittsburg - Pulmonary
2701 U.S. Hwy. 271 N. - Pittsburg, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Lung Diseases

Pamela J. McShane, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine

Varalaxmi Nannaka, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Palestine - Pulmonary
4002 S. Loop 256 Ste. R 2nd Floor - Palestine, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Ketan Patel, MBBS, MD, FCCP

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Carthage - Pulmonary
307 Cottage Rd. - Carthage, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Henderson - Pulmonary
300 Wilson St. - Henderson, TX

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Infectious Lung Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis, Critical Care Medicine

Julie V. Philley, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Infectious Disease, Infectious Lung Diseases

Richard J. Wallace Jr., MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute at North Campus Tyler - A department of UT Health North Campus Tyler
11937 US Hwy 271 - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease), Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine

Carla Wang-Kocik, MD

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Physicians Palestine - Pulmonary
4002 S. Loop 256 Ste. R 2nd Floor - Palestine, TX

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

Pulmonology (Lung Disease)

Kimberly Brown, APRN, FNP-BC

Practices at:

UT Health East Texas Pulmonary Institute on South Fleishel -- A department of UT Health Tyler
912 S. Fleishel Ave. - Tyler, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Carthage - Pulmonary
307 Cottage Rd. - Carthage, TX

UT Health East Texas Physicians Henderson - Pulmonary
300 Wilson St. - Henderson, TX