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When patients are hospitalized, they need a critical care team for treatment both during their hospital stay and once they’re released to help them manage their condition. The team at Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio provides a continuity of specialized care to patients during hospitalization and after.

Our board-certified physicians perform regular hospital rounds to provide critical care for patients, including those in intensive care. Once released, we help patients manage their respiratory health long-term from our clinic in San Antonio’s Medical Center.

Click here to request an appointment or call us at 210-692-0361.

Questions & Answers

What is critical care management?

Critical care management is medical care both inside a hospital setting and after hospital discharge. At Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio, many members of the pulmonology care team regularly look after patients in local hospitals when they have serious lung problems.

Then, they provide continued care to help patients manage their lung condition or disease at home successfully.

When might I need critical care management?

You might need critical care management if you’re hospitalized for any lung-related condition. The Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio specialists provide specialized care for respiratory problems in intensive care units and in other parts of the hospital.

For example, the team may provide breathing treatments on an emergency basis for people struggling with:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Lung problems due to cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory failure
  • Lung cancer

Critical care management such as mechanical ventilation can get you breathing again and improve your comfort, but you also need ongoing support to prevent another hospital visit.

As a patient at Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio, you have access to an experienced team of board-certified specialists who provide continuity of care both when you’re in a health crisis and afterward when you’re managing your disease long-term.

What does critical care management consist of after hospital release?

The Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio team offers follow-up care and disease management based upon your particular lung disease and your individual health needs.

That can give you peace of mind about your medical care and help you to feel confident about managing your lung disease as you transition into a healthy life after your hospital stay.

Some of the different treatments and approaches you may need after hospital discharge include:

  • Inhaler medications
  • Oral medications
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Continuous airway pressure (CPAP) machine
  • Smoking cessation
  • Vaccines like flu and pneumococcal vaccines
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

The goal after you leave the hospital is to maximize your lung function and improve your whole-body health, so the team gives you all the tools you need to achieve this.

At Pulmonary Consultants of San Antonio, the team looks after their patients when they’re in critical care and when they’re recovering from a life-threatening lung disease flare-up. Call the office or click on the online scheduling link to make an appointment with the compassionate care providers.

10007 Huebner Road, Bldg 4
San Antonio, TX 78240
FAX: 210-692-0151

Monday: 8am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm
Friday: 8am-4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed