Mill City, Oregon
280 S. First Ave.
Mill City, OR 97360
503-897-4100
Welcome to Santiam Medical Clinic, Part of Santiam Hospital. When it comes to your family and your health care, we understand how important it is to find the right medical provider. We are committed to lifelong exceptional care provided to you and your family. Santiam's primary care clinic is a state-certified, Patient Centered Primary Care Home( PCPCH). As a result the staff and the medical providers emphasize care coordination and communication. Ultimately primary care centers around the medical needs of our patients. It is our goal for you to live a healthy, vibrant, and well balanced life. We know you'll be well cared for by our excellent staff. Santiam Medical Clinic specializes in family medicine for all stages of life. As a family based clinic, our patients come here for many of their medical needs, including well-child and adult wellness exams, ages and stages, vaccines, and the ongoing management of acute and chronic disease. The clinic also offers on-site surgeries and procedures, hosts annual sports physicals at a reduced cost, and flu clinics. For your convenience Santiam Hospital not only offers a family doctor in Mill City, and we also have a Family Clinic in Aumsville, Stayton, and Sublimity Oregon.

3 Reasons to See a Pulmonology Specialist If You Have Asthma December 6, 2018

3 Reasons to See a Pulmonology Specialist If You Have Asthma, Mill City, Oregon

If you have asthma, standard care from a primary physician may not always be enough to prevent and manage symptoms. In many cases, those who have persistent or severe breathing difficulties can benefit from going to a pulmonology specialist—a doctor that focuses on respiratory medicine. Here are some ways these providers can help ease your condition.

What Are the Benefits of Seeing a Pulmonologist?

1. Alternative Treatment Options

Pulmonologists have advanced experience and resources that can deliver an in-depth view of your respiratory health. For example, these providers will know whether a daily maintenance drug, rescue inhaler, nebulizer, or a combination of treatments is best for preventing and managing your symptoms.

They also know how to evaluate your lifestyle and daily habits to determine if any unknown triggers are contributing to your ill-health. By identifying the harmful item or activity, you can then make a point of avoiding it to prevent breathing problems.

2. Minimize Infection Risk

pulmonologyCharacterized by inflamed airways and increased mucus production, asthma flare-ups can put individuals at a higher risk of developing pneumonia—an infection of the lungs. If your asthma has been acting up, pulmonologists can determine if you are showing early warning signs of this second condition. Utilizing advanced treatments, these specialists will be able to prevent or control the infection to prevent it from becoming worse.

3. Manage Co-Occurring Respiratory Conditions

As doctors that specialize in respiratory medicine, pulmonology specialists can also treat a variety of other conditions that can contribute to asthma symptoms—including COPD and allergies. By detecting these issues, these providers can develop a treatment plan that manages all conditions in a way that keeps your breathing under control and prevents future complications.

 

When you require advanced asthma care, Santiam Hospital offers a pulmonology center that can address a wide range of respiratory conditions. Staffed by experienced pulmonologists, this department can accurately diagnose many forms of asthma, refine treatment plans, and provide preventive care to control co-occurring conditions.  To learn more about the comprehensive medical services this provider offers in the Mid-Willamette Valley region, visit their website. For appointments, call (503) 749-4734 to speak with a caring associate at their Stayton, OR, location.

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