Lung Disorders

There are 32 board-certified lung specialists at Pulmonary Associates of Richmond, all dedicated to helping you keep your lungs as healthy as possible. Since 1974, we’ve developed a reputation as one of Virginia’s best private pulmonary medicine practices. We use state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose our patients, and we conduct clinical research to stay up to date on the latest medications and treatment techniques. No matter what your diagnosis, our innovative, compassionate care is here to help you breathe easier.


Asthma is a chronic (as opposed to temporary) condition caused by swollen or inflamed airways in your lungs. This swelling makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs.

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is a temporary condition, which is a type of COPD. Acute bronchitis occurs when the bronchial tubes (airways) in your lungs suddenly become inflamed.


COPD is a progressive lung disease that is a combination of two conditions: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

The COPD Clinic at PAR

Our COPD Clinics are for patients who have been recently hospitalized or suffered a COPD flare-up.

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease is the name of a group of diseases, most of which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue.

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screenings are critical because they can help find lung cancer before you have any symptoms and while the cancer is easier to treat.

Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion is the presence of an unusual amount of fluid around the lungs. Many conditions can lead to it, and your doctor will likely target the root cause.


Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi. It is contagious and can be spread by coughing, sneezing, touching or normal breathing.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the blood vessels between the lungs and the heart. There are numerous causes.

Pulmonary Function Testing

PFTs give us the information we need to help diagnose and measure the severity of lung problems