​​​​​​​​​Overview of Lung Care

Our lungs help us breathe so that our body can properly function. Illness or disease in the airways, lung tissue, cardiovascular system or from neurological or muscular conditions, limits the amount of air that reaches the lungs.

Carrollton Regional Medical Center offers diagnostic and treatment options to manage and treat acute and chronic respiratory and pulmonary disorders.

Pulmonologists on our medical staff study and treat diseases of the lungs, airways and chest, care for the very sick in critical care units, as well as treat sleep disorders. If surgery is required, we have physicians on the medical staff specially trained in thoracic surgery.

Lung Conditions Treated

Carrollton Regional Medical Center offers care for numerous lung conditions including:

Acute and chronic pulmonary embolism


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Cystic fibrosis


Fungal infections of the lung

Granulomatous lung diseases

Hepatopulmonary syndrome

Interstitial lung disease

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary vascular disease

Pulmonary hypertension




Smoking cessation


​Tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

Lung Care Services

We offer comprehensive lung care services including:

Diagnostic testing: spirometry, pulmonary profiles, methacholine challenge, diffusion capacity, high altitude simulation testing, arterial blood cases/shunt studies and exercise studies

Smoking cessation resources

Medication management

Interventional pulmonology

Specialized Centers for Lung Care

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Temple specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

The Adult Affiliate Cystic Fibrosis Center at Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Temple is an affiliate of the University of Southwestern CF Center and is accredited by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its dedication to the treatment and care

of adults with cystic fibrosis.

At the Center for Advanced Heart and Lung Disease at Carrollton Regional Medical Center, part of Carrollton Regional Medical Center, patients may receive comprehensive services all located under one roof which includes evaluation by an advanced disease pulmonologist, diagnostic imaging, lung function testing and lab services.

The Martha Foster Lung Care Center at Carrollton Regional Medical Center has physicians on the medical staff including board-certified pulmonologists and allergists, supported by a staff of registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses.

Lung Disease Support and Education

Our pulmonary rehabilitation programs at Carrollton Regional Medical Center help you by creating individualized exercise plans and education classes, so you can do more things you enjoy. Education includes:

Coping/stress management

Home exercise programs

Lung medication

Infection control

Breathing techniques

Energy conservation

Oxygen and equipment​