Pediatric pulmonologists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Northwest Florida diagnose and treat children with lung and breathing conditions.

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Pediatric pulmonology at Studer Family Children’s Hospital

Pediatric pulmonologists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart have advanced expertise in diagnosing and treating breathing conditions in infants, children and teens. Using advanced pulmonary function testing, we are able to quickly diagnose even the most complex respiratory conditions. When you choose us for your child’s care, your child has a care team of pediatric pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, sleep medicine specialists, hospitalists, child life specialists and more.

Diagnosing pediatric respiratory conditions

Your child’s first appointment starts with a conversation about your child’s symptoms. Ask us your questions – big and small. Your child’s doctor may recommend additional testing to help make a diagnosis. We take the time to fully explain your child’s diagnosis and treatment options. Then, we work together to create a care plan that’s right for your child and family.

Conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (when a baby’s lungs are irritated and don’t develop normally)
  • Congenital malformations in the lungs and airway
  • Croup
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Immature lungs
  • Lung infection, including pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sleep disorders

If your child’s condition is related to another health concern, your child’s care team works with other pediatric specialists at Studer Family Children’s Hospital. Together, we deliver care that focuses on the whole child.

Affiliated with University of Florida Health

Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart and UF Health, home of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, bring together multidisciplinary teams of highly specialized doctors who are at the forefront of the latest research and clinical trials, and diagnostic, surgical and technological developments. This means your child and family are connected to some of the most advanced pediatric specialty care.

Advanced treatment for pediatric respiratory conditions

Our goal is to improve your child’s lung function. Your child’s care team works to quickly diagnose and treat their condition. We offer some of the latest and most advanced treatments for respiratory conditions. Your child’s care plan may include advanced therapies and medications. If surgery is needed, we connect you with the right pediatric surgeon at Studer Family Children’s Hospital.

Get emergency care for respiratory distress

When your child is having trouble breathing, it's important to seek emergency care right away. If your child is showing signs of respiratory distress, call 911 or go to the nearest ER. Signs of respiratory distress may include:

  • Increased breathing rate
  • Color changes in the lips, face or nails
  • Noisy breathing or grunting
  • Retractions (chest sinking in below the neck, over the breastbone, or between the ribs with each inhale)

Our ERs at Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart deliver care 24/7 for your child's respiratory emergencies.