Pulmonary Medicine is a special area of medicine that deals specifically with the lungs. Doctors trained in this branch of medicine (pulmonologists) have advanced knowledge of lung physiology and pathophysiology (how the lung normally work and how the lung responds to different diseases). Maui Chest Medicine provides a spectrum of pulmonary medical services including pulmonary consultations (inpatients and outpatients), pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopic evaluations, assistance with management of airway disease, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and other pulmonary vascular diseases. Given the unusually high incidence of asthma on Maui, a special clinic devoted to serving patients with asthma is available.
Critical Care Medicine is a special area of medicine that deals with acute life-threatening medical illnesses. Doctors trained in this branch of medicine (Intensivists) have advanced knowledge of physiology, life sustaining medications and life supporting mechanical devices which are essential in the care of many patients in intensive care units. Maui Chest Medicine provides a spectrum of Critical Care medical services including critical care consultations, invasive Hemodynamics management, tracheal intubations, respirator management, tracheostomy management and assistance with the management of sepsis, adult respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, shock syndromes, acute cardiac syndromes, acute neurologic syndromes, acute hepatic and gastrointestinal syndromes and acute life-threatening electrolyte and endocrine disorders.
Sleep Medicine is a special area of medicine which deals with sleep disorders or disorders that disrupt sleep. Doctors trained in this branch of medicine (Sleep Specialists) have advanced knowledge of the central nervous and endocrine systems particularly as they impact the circadian rhythm, sleep and the cardiopulmonary system. Maui Chest Medicine provides comprehensive physiologic testing during sleep (Polysomnography) in patients with disturbed sleep. A sleep clinic is available to provide on-going assistance to patient with documented sleep apnea syndromes, leg movement disorders, narcolepsy, REM-related behavioral disorders and idiopathic insomnia.