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Pulmonology Services

Trusted Critical Care in Thomas County

If you or a loved one is living with a lung condition, our team can help. The providers at Archbold Pulmonology are professionals in preventing, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the lungs and respiratory tract.

We perform a wide range of diagnostic screenings and medical assessments in our offices throughout Thomas County, in order to detect and treat your condition through personalized treatment plans that address your unique needs. For both routine and advanced pulmonary services in Thomasville, contact Archbold today.

Give us a call at 229.584.5731 to schedule an appointment.

Advanced Pulmonary Care Provided at Archbold

Our providers treat lung disease and advanced conditions affecting the respiratory system. Your physician will diagnose and oversee the management and treatment of your condition, which may include the following and more:

  • Pneumonia
  • Atypical pneumonia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Complicated chest infections
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pleural effusions
  • Lung masses
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Bronchiectasis

When Should You See a Doctor About Pulmonary Issues?

If you are having trouble breathing or experiencing unusual pain or discomfort in the respiratory tract or chest, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with a physician. At Archbold, we recommend consulting with a pulmonologist if:

  • You have a persistent cough that isn’t getting better
  • You are wheezing
  • You seem to get out of breath easily, even after mild activity
  • You are a long-term smoker, or you’ve smoked for several years
  • You have asthma
  • You have breathing problems accompanied by swelling in your ankle, legs, or feet
  • You are coughing up blood
  • You have had any previous abnormalities found on a chest x-ray or CT chest scan

Treating Pulmonary Issues at Archbold

On your first visit, your physician will ask you questions about your symptoms and may run a few diagnostic tests. Once your diagnosis is determined, your doctor may recommend treatment that includes medication or a pulmonary procedure to address specific symptoms.

Our board-certified pulmonologists use advanced imaging and treatment technology to detect and treat respiratory tract issues. Your treatment plan may include a combination of routine and advanced pulmonary procedures, including:


Often utilized as a way to find the cause of a lung problem, a bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the lung airways. A bronchoscope tube is used to access the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs to detect tumors, signs of infection, bleeding, excess mucus in the airways, or blockages in the lungs.

During the procedure, your doctor may take samples of mucus or tissue for additional laboratory testing. They may also insert airway stents or small tubes to keep your airway open for further treatment methods.

Ventilator Management

A ventilator is a piece of equipment used in the hospital’s ICU (Intensive Care Unit) to assist patients in breathing when they are unable to do so themselves. A ventilator is attached to a tube that is placed in the patient's airway, so it can deliver breaths into the lungs of the patient.

Central Line Placement

A central venous catheter (also referred to as a central line) is a long, thin, flexible tube used to administer medications, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time (typically several weeks or more). A catheter is often inserted through a patient’s arm or chest into a large vein during a central line placement procedure.

Arterial Line Placement

Most commonly used when a patient is in the ICU or during procedures that require anesthesia, an arterial line is placed to monitor blood pressure directly, in real time. This procedure is also used to obtain samples for arterial blood gas analysis.


Tracheal intubation is a procedure that involves the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the patient’s trachea (windpipe) to maintain an open airway, or to serve as a conduit through which to administer certain medications.

Pulmonary Function Testing

Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. A pulmonary function test may be performed to determine how well you're able to breathe and how effectively your lungs are able to transport oxygen to the rest of your body.

Request Care Today

To discuss pulmonary care for yourself or a loved one, contact our pulmonologists at Archbold today. Our innovative and advanced pulmonary services in Thomasville and throughout Thomas County assist patients in living more comfortable lives.

Call our team at 229.584.5731 to consult with a physician.

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