Lancaster Pulmonary & Sleep Associates has been serving the lung and sleep disorder needs for the residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania for many years.
As affiliates of Lancaster Regional Medical Center’s (LRMC) comprehensive Pulmonary Care Network, physicians and staff of Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates are dedicated to improving the lives of patients affected by pulmonary disease, sleep related disorders or life threatening critical illness.
We strive to provide personalized care and compassionate service to all patients and their families. We take the time to get to know you as a person first and a patient second in order to give you the comprehensive pulmonary care you deserve.
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Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
As a courtesty, new patient forms are provided below for you to download, print and fill out. Please bring the completed forms with you to your first appointment.
- New Patient Questionnaire
- Patient Information Form
- Sleep History Questionnaire
- Privacy Practices Notice
We accept most major insurance plans. Please call us at (717) 735-0336 if you have any questions.
When coming to an appointment, please bring the following items with you:
- Completed patient forms (above)
- Insurance card
- Driver's license or photo ID
- List of presciption medicines you are currently taking
Pulmonary medicine is classified as a subspecialty of internal medicine. A pulmonologist is a physician who has specialized training and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders such as:
- Lung masses
- COPD (emphysema)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
- Cough and chest pain related to pulmonary disorders
We work in conjunction with Lancaster Reginal Medical Center's (LRMC):
- Asthma Center of Lancaster
- Pulmonary Function Laboratory
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Respiratory Care Program
Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates has a board certified Asthma Educator from the Asthma Center of Lancaster on site every Thursday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Please call to make an appointment.
Sleep medicine is also a subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis of sleep. We work in conjunction with LRMC’s Sleep Lab to provide comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment of these disorders. A sleep specialist is a physician who is highly trained and has expertise in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders such as:
- Sleep apnea
- Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
- Insomnia (inability to get a good night sleep)
- Parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep terrors, restless leg syndrome, etc.)
- Nocturnal epilepsy and circadian rhythm disorder (jet lag, shift work related sleep disorders, etc.)
Critical Care Management
People with life threatening injuries and illnesses need critical care and constant attention by a team of specially trained health professionals in a hospital intensive care unit. We partner with LRMC to provide the best possible care. Problems that might need critical care treatment include:
- Complications from surgery
- Severe breathing problems
- Serious cardiac disorders
Q. How common are sleep disorders?
A. More than 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep walking, sleep talking, nightmares, nighttime convulsions, abnormal sleep/wake rhythms and excessive daytime sleepiness.
Q. What is asthma, its symptoms and causes?
A. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of the lungs, causing episodes of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. The lining of the airways swell, muscles around the airway spasm and mucus inside the airway builds up, making breathing difficult. Symptoms are unpleasant, often frightening and may be life-threatening.
Asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, but can occur in people of all ages. The exact cause of asthma is unknown. Asthma may run in families and there are certain irritants or “triggers” that can contribute to symptoms.
Q. How do I know if I have sleep apnea?
A. Here are a set of questions to help you determine whether or not you may have sleep apnea.
- Do you snore loudly and/or heavily while asleep?
- Are you excessively sleepy or do you lack energy in the daytime?
- Do you have trouble with concentration or memory loss?
- Do you fall asleep while driving, in meetings, while reading a book, or while watching television?
- Do you have occasional morning headaches?
- Do you sleepwalk, have nightmares, or have night terrors?
- Do you suffer from depression or mood changes?
- Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep?
- Have you experienced recent weight gain or high blood pressure?
- Have you been told you hold your breath when you sleep?
Q. With what hospital is Lancaster Pulmonary & Sleep Associates affiliated?
Lancaster Regional Medical Center
250 College Avenue
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Phone: (717) 291-8211
Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center
1500 Highlands Drive
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
Phone: (717) 625-5000
These hospitals are partially owned by physicians.