If you need pulmonology services, or lung care, turn to the Ephraim McDowell Lung Center. We diagnose and treat a variety of diseases that affect breathing and lung function. Even if your symptoms are simply a chronic cough or chronic shortness of breath, we can help. In addition, we can help prevent breathing issues in our patients. As a result, patients can breathe better and live better. Thus, they enjoy a restored quality of life.
It’s important to choose the right physician for your lung issues. We have a pulmonologist and advanced practice provider on our staff. Our pulmonologist performs highly-skilled procedures that can detect lung cancer before it advances. This includes advanced genomic testing of indeterminate lung nodules found by CT scan. It also includes Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy to remove a portion of a tumor from inside the lung.
Because of these advanced procedures, patients can stay close to home for the quality care they need. In addition, patients benefit when their lung issue is detected early. Because of that early detection, more treatment options are available to them. Thus, patient outcomes improve and lives are saved.
Common conditions we treat include asthma, bronchitis, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), emphysema, pulmonary infections, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, tuberculosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis.
Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Most lung cancer cases are caused by smoking. This region of Kentucky leads the nation in the incidence of lung cancer. As a result, we want to diagnose lung cancer early so it can be treated. One tool that helps us is a low-dose CT scan of the chest. It is recommended for those age 50 to 80 who have been heavy smokers. Take a look at our brochure to see if you qualify and then talk to your provider.
Pulmonology Services Offered
The services we offer include diagnostic testing, such as routine pulmonary function testing. This test helps to determine the type and severity of a lung issue. As a result, our providers can pursue the best treatment option for our patients.
Other diagnostic services we offer include:
- Lung cancer screening
- Fiber-optic bronchoscopy
- Advanced bronchoscopy
- Super D Navigational Bronchoscopy
- Endobrachial ultrasound-guided biopsies
Our providers offer patient-centered care. We value our patients and treat them with respect and dignity. We also listen to their concerns and involve them in decisions about their care. As a result, patients can feel at ease in our office.
We develop a treatment plan specific to each patient and their diagnosis. We provide the highest standard of care and comfort to our patients. Thus, our patients receive the best solution for their needs. Furthermore, we help them breathe easy so they can do the things they enjoy.
Our staff can also assist in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Our Pulmonology Providers
Dr. Hagaman earned his medical degree in 2004 from the University of Cincinnati. He began practicing in Danville in 2015.
Krystina worked at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center before earning her advanced practice degree in nursing. She joined Dr. Hagaman in 2019.
Dr. Knitter earned his medical degree in 1987 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He joined Ephraim McDowell in 2022.
Lindsay Knitter is a certified physician’s assistant. She earned her degree from James Madison University. She joined Ephraim McDowell in 2022.
For an appointment at the Ephraim McDowell Lung Center, please call (859) 936-9356.
- 216 West Walnut Street, Suite 3, Danville