Pediatric Pulmonologist


Everyone has the right to healthy, unobstructed breathing, especially kids. The pediatric pulmonologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital aim to diagnose and treat respiratory problems from birth to 21 years of age. A strong respiratory system is crucial for children as their bodies continue to grow and develop. Healthy lungs and unimpeded breathing ensure your child has every chance possible at an active and flourishing childhood.

The pediatric pulmonologists’ mission at Rockcastle Regional Hospital is to continue to be leaders in clinical care to a wide variety of respiratory disorders. Common conditions treated by pediatric pulmonologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital include:

  • Airway abnormalitiesRockcastle Regional Hospital continues to be a leader in clinical care to a variety of pediatric respiratory disorders.
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Chronic neonatal lung disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Difficulty or raspy breathing
  • Lung disease
  • Neuromuscular respiratory disorders
  • Persistent coughing
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Respiratory infections
  • Shortness of breath at rest or with exercise
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing


It is not uncommon for small children to experience more than one infection every year. These are mild infections but cause for proper care and treatment nonetheless.

Asthma affects more than 7 million children nationwide. It can be managed in most children if treated properly. The pediatric pulmonologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital specialize in the testing and treatment of asthma in children.

Common signs and symptoms of asthma in children include:

  • Continued cough
  • Coughing during the night
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty breathing when exercising
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing


Common causes of asthma in children include:

  • Cold air
  • Dust
  • Environmental allergens
  • Exercise
  • Mold or mildew
  • Respiratory viral infections
  • Strong odors, such as perfumes or cleaning agents
  • Tobacco smoke


While more severe respiratory issues like pneumonia or asthma are cause for concern, that doesn’t mean we can forget about the more common day-to-day ailments that are seen in so many children. With over 200 viruses causing them, common colds continue to plague infants and children. Though these only last for about 10 days on average, colds can lead to more serious conditions like ear and sinus infections.

Patients referred to our Pediatric Pulmonology Department at Rockcastle Regional Hospital undergo state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation using the most recent technologies and they receive individualized and compassionate medical management. The scientific information generated in our labs is rapidly translated into knowledge and/or therapeutic options, thus allowing individualized and age-specific care.

It’s simply a fact: children’s lungs get sick. It’s one of the main reasons that young patients come to Rockcastle Regional Hospital. And, it’s why we provide top notch, expert, board-certified pediatric pulmonologists for children. Our pediatric pulmonology team works with patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis, providing care for chronic conditions and evaluating patients who have lung and breathing-related concerns. We have equipment specifically designed for children, leading to more accurate tests and more comfortable procedures. Rockcastle Regional Hospital offers the most comprehensive care for infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers with lung and breathing disorders.

The pediatric pulmonologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital provide expert, family-centered care to children with chronic breathing disorders, lung conditions and abnormalities and sleep-related breathing conditions. Children from newborn through adolescence receive advanced diagnosis and treatment through our specialized programs.

If your child has difficulty breathing or problems with his or her lungs such as persistent coughing or wheezing, trust the pediatric pulmonologists at Rockcastle Regional Hospital to provide top-quality, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services.