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Patient Care

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine takes pride in its ability to address the diagnostic and therapeutic concerns of patients with a broad variety of pulmonary diseases.

Specialty Treatment Programs

Our Clinics

The Pulmonary Clinic at Strong Memorial Hospital

Dr. Michael Nead confers with PA

The clinic of Strong Memorial Hospital is located in the Ambulatory Care Center of the URMC and features spacious examinations rooms, state-of-the-art bronchoscopy suites, and a full service pulmonary function lab.

The Pulmonary Clinic at Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Care

The Mary Parkes Center for Asthma, Allergy and Pulmonary Care is an off-site facility with a focus on general pulmonary medicine, obstructive lung disease and pulmonary hypertension.  Mary Parkes also houses a comprehensive, up-to-date pulmonary function lab, 10 examination rooms, and is conveniently located next to a radiology suite capable of providing same-hour services if the need arises. Mary Parkes also houses the outpatient allergy clinic of the URMC thus fostering collaboration between the two disciplines.  Dr. Jim White heads the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Mary Parkes and is involved in numerous national trials focusing on therapeutics.  Finally, Mary Parkes has the ability to monitor airway inflammation using exhaled nitric oxide as a surrogate and provides for translational research in asthma.

Highland Hospital Pulmonary Clinic

Highland Hospital, a UR Medicine affiliate, has two pulmonologists seeing patients and includes a complete pulmonary function laboratory, which in addition to conventional pulmonary function testing, has the capability of performing altitude simulation and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.  This allows for most pulmonary function testing to be completed at the initial visit so as to integrate the physiology and radiographic data with the clinical assessment.  Many of our current and past residents and fellows had their first experiences in pulmonary medicine in this environment so conducive to understanding the complexities of pulmonary disease.  Dr. Michael Kallay, who directs the Highland division, has been involved in clinical trials in interstitial lung disease and has a large patient population of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Dr. Serban Staicu, who directs the chronic ventilator service at Highland Hospital, sees outpatients at the Highland clinic, as well as at the Mary Parkes Asthma Center, and the FF Thompson pulmonary clinic.

Pulmonary Clinic at FF Thompson Hospital

The FF Thompson Pulmonary & Critical Care team provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient consultative care within FF Thompson Hospital. As a team, Drs. Alexandra Adams, Serban Staicu and Justin Weis work closely with Dana Heusler, NP to serve patients living in the Canandaigua, NY area through diagnosis and treatment of respiratory ailments.

The outpatient pulmonary clinic cares for patients with conditions including COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, pulmonary nodules and lung cancer, interstitial lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis along with other thoracic conditions such as recurrent or complex pneumonia and pleural effusion. They perform minor procedures including bronchoscopy and thoracentesis at FF Thompson Hospital for outpatients. Working closely with the FF Thompson Pulmonary Function Lab and Pulmonary Disease Management Program, comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic programs are available.

The pulmonary team supports the care of pulmonary patients within the hospital and intensive care unit at FF Thompson. Conditions commonly encountered in critical care include sepsis, respiratory failure, shock and perioperative resuscitation. Hospital consultation provides specialty care to COPD exacerbations, complex pneumonia and other acute respiratory illness. Procedures performed for inpatients include bronchoscopy, airway management, vascular access, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture and mechanical ventilator management. We work closely with emergency room, surgery, primary care and hospitalist care providers to provide team-based and patient-centered care of the highest quality in your own community; enabling recovery with family and loved ones close by.

Lung Cancer Screening Program

The pulmonary team supports the UR Medicine Lung Cancer Screening Program, providing consultation services.