Central Minnesota Respiratory Care

Start Breathing Easier Again

Breathing is not something we normally have to think about. But when lung disease strikes, you may find it difficult getting the oxygen your body needs. Our respiratory experts care for adults and children in Central Minnesota with all types of breathing problems and lung diseases.

Expert Staff

We have board-certified doctors in pulmonology who see patients at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus. In addition, two doctors board certified in allergy and asthma see adults and children at CentraCare Plaza. We also have more than 60 registered respiratory therapists at various hospitals throughout CentraCare. They are part of the lifesaving response teams that assist during patient emergencies.

Proven Quality You Can Trust

U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Cloud Hospital’s Pulmonology program to be among the top 50 in the country.

The St. Cloud Hospital Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (2017-2020). This certification recognizes our commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

Let’s Find Out What’s Causing Your Breathing Trouble

Our pulmonary diagnostics labs are equipped with the latest technology to diagnose a wide variety of lung conditions. Most of these tests are painless and non-invasive. You will be guided through each step of the diagnostic procedure by an experienced member of our team.

We treat a range of respiratory problems that include, but are not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplant follow-up
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the lungs

Outpatient Treatment

You don’t always need to stay overnight in the hospital to receive quality treatment for lung disease. We offer a variety of outpatient education programs to support people with lung illnesses. These programs can help you:

  • Live more comfortably and independently
  • Improve your daily living
  • Control your illness
  • Avoid hospital admission

Our respiratory therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists and other health care workers tailor education to meet your needs and teach you how to live better with your lung condition.