Chronic Bronchitis

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Leading-edge Care for Chronic Bronchitis

Norton Pulmonary Specialists is a leader in treating lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis for patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Pulmonary Specialists have the experience and training to provide a precise diagnosis for chronic bronchitis and develop a customized treatment plan.

Chronic bronchitis is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Any variety of bronchitis involves inflammation in the bronchial tubes, which carry air to the lungs. Acute bronchitis goes away in a few weeks with treatment.

With chronic bronchitis, however, the inflamed bronchial tubes produce a lot of mucus, and the condition keeps coming back. Symptom management is the best treatment.

Our staff includes research teams, physicians and medical professionals who participate in innovative research trials and remain on the front lines of the newest treatments available. We have the latest in inhalers, antibiotics, symptom management therapies and surgeries.

One of the newest treatments, liquid nitrogen therapy, targets thickened bronchial tissue with cold to destroy diseased tissue and allow healthy tissue to grow.

We meet as a team every week to collaborate on all of our cases, to bring you comprehensive care. When you work with Norton Pulmonary Specialists you work with a team of research specialists, physicians and medical professionals dedicated to finding the best treatment for you.

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms

Chronic bronchitis symptoms will include the cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and mucus typical of acute bronchitis.

Unlike acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis will involve a productive cough that lasts at least three months, that comes and goes over the course of a couple years.

It’s possible to have an acute infection in addition to your chronic bronchitis.

Care That’s Convenient for You

  • Our staff includes interventional pulmonologists who are trained and experienced in minimally invasive diagnostics and treatment, including robotic-assisted bronchoscopy, meaning you’ll have access to advanced technology for your care.
  • We have seven convenient Louisville-area locations: Northeastern Louisville, downtown Louisville, Newburg, Pleasure Ridge Park and Mount Washington, Kentucky; in Southern Indiana, Jeffersonville and Scottsburg.
  • We provide pulmonary care and respiratory management of critical care patients at Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital.
  • Norton Healthcare’s pulmonary rehabilitation program has three locations in Louisville and is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
  • We work as a team with referring physicians, including pediatricians.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.

About Norton Pulmonary Specialists

The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians with Norton Pulmonary Specialists are leaders in caring for Louisville and Southern Indiana patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema and other lung diseases.

  • More than two dozen board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians with extensive experience specialize in diagnosis and management of all forms of lung diseases and sleep disorders, so you can get the care you need.
  • The Norton Pulmonary Specialists team pursues leading-edge treatments, and our specialists are investigators on many clinical trials that give patients access to the latest treatments.
  • Our specialists use robotic-assisted bronchoscopy to perform minimally invasive biopsies of the lung, which allows for greater precision during the important diagnostic procedure.  
  • Norton Pulmonary Specialists is accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
  • Our providers will give you a precise diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan for your lung condition, so you can get back to living your best life.
  • For asthma, your physician will work with you to develop a written asthma action plan to help you manage your symptoms.
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans are accepted.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

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