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FAQs

Have a question about Pulmonary Care of Central Florida or your treatment with us? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. If you still have a question, please do not hesitate to contact us.

General Questions

Yes, most insurance companies will require that you have a referral from your primary care physician; otherwise you could be responsible for the whole doctor bill.

Your first appointment will consist of a daytime to visit to our office where you will meet our specialists. You will be asked a series of questions about any medications you take, your medical history, and the reason for your visit. Following questioning, one of our specialists will perform an exam of your pulmonary system.

PCCL accepts some insurances. See our complete list of insurances we accept here.

Pulmonary Medicine FAQs

Pulmonary medicine deals with many diseases and conditions, including: ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, occupational lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Pulmonary medicine is also sometimes called pulmonology which is the science concerned with the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered the most common pulmonary disease.

The two most common procedures are Pulmonary Function Tests and Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy. Click each for detailed information.

  • Bronchodilators (inhalers)
  • Corticosteroids (steroids)
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Breathing Machines

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a series of programs used to help people that suffer from chronic breathing problems. Included in rehab can be but not limited to:

  • Strength Training
  • Diet Modification
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Support Groups
  • Lung disease Education

Sleep Medicine FAQs

Sleep medicine is a specialty branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosis and therapy of sleeping disorders.

  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nightmares
  • Sleep talking
  • Sleep walking
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleeping Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Bed Wetting
  • Excessive Sleepiness
  • You still feel tired after getting 8 hours of sleep
  • You snore while you sleep
  • You nod off or fall asleep a lot during the day
  • You’ve had trouble sleeping for a long period of time
  • Another health condition is keeping you awake

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It includes a small machine that supplies a constant and steady air pressure, a hose, and a mask or nosepiece.

Yes, the two main alternatives are oral appliances like mouth guards and upper airway stimulation devices.

If you feel you may have a sleeping disorder, you can schedule an appointment with us to do a sleep study.

Depending on the results of your study, different options may be available to you such as sleeping devices or certain medication.

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