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specialized, comprehensive care for children with breathing issues

Dayton Children’s provides expert care for children and teens with breathing problems. Our team of doctors and nurses have special training and knowledge for treating pulmonary disorders. They provide treatment for the full range of breathing-related conditions such as asthma, undiagnosed wheezing and coughing and cystic fibrosis.

Our patients and families appreciate the personal, consistent care they receive from our team. Many of our patients have a complex medical condition. That’s why our team works with other experts at Dayton Children’s to make sure each patient receives the care they need. These can include experts in the heart, sleep, speech and many others.

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The pulmonary department’s triage nurses are available by phone at 937-641-3376 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer patient questions . After hours, call 937-641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the pulmonologist on call.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.

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Maninder Kalra, MD, Medical Director

pulmonology, sleep medicine
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Patrick Sobande, MD

pulmonology
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Gary Mueller, MD Director-Cystic Fibrosis

pulmonology
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Elizabeth Bacon, DO

pulmonology
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Leora Langdon, RN, CPNP

pulmonology
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Stephen J. Wolf, MD

pulmonology
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Sherry Kahn, CNP

pulmonology
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Jennifer Shook, MSN, RN CPNP-PC

pulmonology
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conditions and symptoms we treat

asthma

Dayton Children’s asthma care program team creates each child’s care plan according to his or her needs, and works with parents and caregivers to help them manage the condition at home.

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sleep apnea

Sleep apnea happens when a person stops breathing during sleep. It is usually caused by something obstructing, or blocking, the upper airway.

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bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia involves abnormal development of lung tissue. It most often affects premature babies, who are born with underdeveloped lungs.

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bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common illness caused by an infection that affects the tiny airways that lead to the lungs. This causes mucus build up which can make breathing difficult.

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chronic cough

Chronic cough occurs with a wide range of medical conditions that can irritate or affect the lungs or upper airway.

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cystic fibrosis

Dayton Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and provides specialized multidisciplinary care to this complex patient population.

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pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is when the blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs is abnormally high, which means the heart has to work harder to pump blood against that high pressure.

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recurrent pneumonia

Pneumonia is a general term for lung infections that can be caused by a variety of germs (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites).

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wheezing

Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma, although it can have other causes. A pulmonary specialist can help identify the causes of your child’s wheezing and the appropriate treatment.

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diagnosing breathing disorders

Learn more about the possible tests we will perform in order to determine if your child might have a breathing disorder.

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asthma care program

Learn more about our comprehensive program for children diagnosed with asthma.

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cystic fibrosis center

Our CF center sees patients from birth through adulthood. Learn more about the program.

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outpatient care

Find out what you will experience when you visit the pulmonary clinic at Dayton Children’s.

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inpatient care

Being admitted to the hospital for a breathing condition can be stressful. Learn more about what we do to keep families comfortable.

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additional resources

Get access to more tools and resources related to pulmonary disorders.

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