Doctor placing a stethoscope against a patient's back

Pneumonology, often called Pneumology or even Pulmonology, is the specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the respiratory system, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute or chronic cough, sleep-disordered breathing (such as sleep apnoea) or lung cancer. This specialty also addresses infectious pathologies, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. It also gives special emphasis to respiratory diseases of the lower tract (trachea, bronchi, lungs, and pleura). Pneumonology is also a specialty dedicated to research and therapy of fatigue.

The pneumonological evaluation carried out in consultation assesses the situation of the patient, that is their physical capacity, the environmental and personal factors (such as pollution and tobacco consumption), the occupational risks to which they are exposed in the environment where they live and work (dust, silica, asbestos, flour, poultry, paints, pollutants) and which condition the development of respiratory pathologies. Sleep quality and daytime somnolence are also assessed.

In cases of patients with respiratory pathologies, complementary diagnostic tests are often performed, such as chest X-ray, spirometry and other pulmonary function tests (PFTs), gait analysis, chest CT, sleep studies, or bronchoscopy – all of which are also available at Joaquim Chaves Saúde medical clinics.

Clinical Team

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  • Richard Staats
    Richard Staats
    Key areas of expertise
    Sleep Medicine, Bronchial Obstruction Diseases (COPD, Bronchial Asthma), General Pulmonology
    Healthcare Units
    Clínica de Miraflores, Clínica de Cascais
  • João Dias Cardoso
    João Dias Cardoso
    Key areas of expertise
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Respiratory failure, Asthma, Smoking Cessation, Respiratory Endoscopy, Pleural Techniques
    Healthcare Units
    Clínica de Sintra, Clínica Cirúrgica de Carcavelos

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Medical Clinics

7 Medical Clinics with this specialty/service
  • Schedule
    • Weekdays: 07h00 to 21h00
    • Saturdays: 08h00 to 13h00
    • Sundays and Holidays: Closed
  • Contacts
    214 124 300*
  • Address
    R. Dr. João Gomes Patacão 15A,

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