Breathing difficulties—including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and respiratory infections—are among the most common reasons why people visit their doctor.  The Polyclinic’s Pulmonary and Critical care Medicine Department cares for the respiratory issues associated with these conditions, among others:

  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary vascular disorders
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Chronic lung disease - COPD
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary and exercise physiology

Our robust 6-physician group allows patients to get in to see a doctor quickly, and our patients appreciate the convenience of The Polyclinic’s on-site ancillary services—including pulmonary function testing, CT scans, and a full-service laboratory. 

Many of The Polyclinic’s pulmonologists have been elected by their peers to the “Top Doctors” list in Seattle Magazine.  Critical-care boarded, they are able to treat even the most complex of respiratory issues.  In addition, our pulmonologists work with other Polyclinic physicians in over 20 areas of specialty medicine, creating a comprehensive, collaborative approach to delivering care.