Respiratory Care

Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine at Adirondack Health

Adirondack Medical Center

Phone: 518-891-4141

Pulmonary and sleep medicine incorporates two departments, sleep lab and respiratory, that deal with breathing and sleep conditions through testing and care plans. 

If you get care from either departments, you could have your sleep tested in the sleep lab, you could participate in respiratory therapy outpatient testing, or have respiratory therapy services as an inpatient.

Sleep studies lab

Phone: 518-897-4414

Our goal is to ensure you sleep well at night to wake up refreshed. A chronic lack of restorative sleep can result in trouble concentrating, dozing while reading, driving or watching TV, irritability, lack of energy and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and certain forms of cancer.

A registered polysomnographer technologist will conduct an overnight study for individuals with suspected sleep disorders. The results are reviewed by Dr. Anna Youngblood, a board certified pulmonologist, who will recommend the appropriate treatment.

The Adirondack Health Sleep Lab is located in our main building. Initial polysomnographic testing is conducted by our experienced staff to detect a variety of sleep disorders.

Respiratory therapy

Phone: 518-897-2267

Our licensed respiratory therapists provide a combination of patient education and treatments for relief from breathing difficulties using state-of-the-art equipment in a warm and caring environment. Our comprehensive approach incorporates consultation with other health care professionals as part of the total health care team.

Our therapists specialize in pulmonary function testing for individuals needing an evaluation of the respiratory system. The pulmonary function testing results are reviewed by board-certified pulmonologist Dr. Michael Kosters.

Pulmonary function tests are done to:

  • Diagnose certain types of lung disease (such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema)
  • Find the cause of shortness of breath
  • Measure whether exposure to chemicals at work affects lung function
  • Check lung function before someone has surgery

It also can be done to:

  • Assess the effect of medication
  • Measure progress in disease treatment

Helpful info

Sleep diary

Facts about obstructive sleep apnea

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