Pulmonary Medicine

Why St. Joseph Healthcare

At St. Joseph Healthcare Pulmonary Medicine, our experienced physicians and staff have provided high quality and compassionate pulmonary and sleep disorder care to the local community for decades. With in-office testing and a state-of-the-art sleep lab, we can offer everything you need right here in Bangor.

Our pulmonary medicine team helps to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the lungs. We specialize in pulmonary, or respiratory, and sleep disorder care. Our physicians are certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. We believe good patient care starts with listening and getting to know our patients’ unique circumstances and health needs. We deliver care with compassion and excellence. We look forward to meeting you and partnering with you to improve your health and quality of life.

Some of the most common pulmonary disorders include:

  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplants
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

This multidisciplinary program includes physicians, respiratory therapists, and dietitians.

It is an individualized program of therapy for patients with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, chronic asthma or other related breathing problems. Following an examination by a physician, patients receive an initial evaluation followed by a 24-36 -session program of individualized exercise and educational instruction.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation department also offers a monthly support group for patients with pulmonary disease.
The Better Breathers Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Felician Conference Room, Second Floor, St. Joseph Healthcare. Members enjoy guest speakers and other activities.

The Pulmonary Function Testing at St. Joseph Healthcare specializes in treating both chronic lung problems and acute breathing problems. With inpatient and outpatient services, our therapists will design a care plan that’s right for your needs.

Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Program

Quitting tobacco and nicotine use takes time and support. The Tobacco Cessation Outpatient Program at St. Joseph Healthcare is a good place to start your journey. We are here to help provide education, resources and support every step of the way.

For more information, call 207.907.1809.

Meet Our Team

Our caring and compassionate Pulmonary Medicine team is here help treat all of your lung conditions in a safe and welcoming environment. To learn more about a provider, please click on one of the providers below.

Robert Chavko, MD

St. Joseph Pulmonary Medicine

Andrew Dixon, MD

St. Joseph Respiratory Therapy

Jaclyn Foraker, FNP-C

St. Joseph Respiratory Therapy

Sigrid Noack, MD

St. Joseph Pulmonary Medicine

Ganesha Santhyadka, MD

St. Joseph Pulmonary Medicine

(207) 907-1000