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Respiratory Care

The health of your respiratory system is vital for a happy, active life.

Pulmonologists diagnose and treat problems with your lungs and respiratory system. Asthma, bronchitis, COPD and cystic fibrosis are a few of the conditions they care for. At CoxHealth, our pulmonologists work closely with our Sleep Disorder Center to help diagnose and treat conditions that affect your quality of sleep. 

If your physician decides you need special respiratory care, you’ll be treated by a respiratory therapist. It’s common for patients of all ages in the emergency department, an ICU and the Step-Down unit to require respiratory treatment. 

Respiratory Treatments Offered

  • Advanced respiratory care: From breathing support through invasive ventilation to emergencies like respiratory arrest, we provide advanced respiratory care. If you or a loved one are experiencing an emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • Lung expansion: After surgery, you may need a lung expansion device. Some lung expansion devices encourage you to take prolonged, deeper breaths while others help you do so. 

  • Medication delivery: Medications (including bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory, mucolytics and antibiotics) can be delivered with a variety of devices. 
  • Secretion clearance: If you have thick secretions that you can’t expel on your own, you may need the help of a respiratory therapist. 

Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing Offered

  • Arterial blood gases (ABG), which measures acidity and levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood from an artery. 
  • Pulmonary function testing, which evaluates how your lungs work
  • Spirometry, which measures how much and how quickly you move air out of your lungs
  • Stress testing, which evaluates how exercise affects your lung function test
Cesar F. Artiles, MD

Cesar F. Artiles, MD

Pulmonology
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

525 Branson Landing Boulevard

Branson, MO 65616

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Accepting New Patients


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Mitchell Amos Ahrens, MD

Mitchell Amos Ahrens, MD

Pulmonology
Cox Medical Group Physician

Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center

3800 South National Avenue

Springfield, MO 65807

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Accepting New Patients


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Hill Ambrose Enuh, MD

Hill Ambrose Enuh, MD

Pulmonology
Cox Medical Group Physician

CoxHealth Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

525 Branson Landing Boulevard

Branson, MO 65616

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Accepting New Patients


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Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center - Pulmonology

Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center - Pulmonology

3800 S. National Ave., Suite 510

Springfield, MO 65807

417-875-3160

RESPIRATORY CARE

Find your new respiratory care physician.

Our pulmonology physicians are now accepting new patients. Find the right one to talk to about your respiratory concerns and goals.