Mercy Clinic Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine in Washington, MO deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and respiratory diseases that can disrupt a patient's life. It is generally considered a branch of internal medicine, although it is closely related to intensive care or critical care medicine when dealing with patients requiring mechanical ventilation.
Sleep medicine is the specialty that deals with diseases disturbing restful sleep patterns. The Sleep Disorders Center is on the second floor of Mercy Medical Building South, where diagnostic sleep testing can be performed and interpreted.
Pulmonologists and critical care medicine provide consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with illnesses that affect the lungs and breathing.