Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases
Forest Baptist Health we provide a full range of clinical services to patients
with respiratory, allergic, and immunologic diseases and sleep disorders. We
provide this exceptional care both in the outpatient and inpatient (including
critical care units) setting. We are a comprehensive center for allergic and
respiratory disease in western North Carolina and the Southeast region of the
United States. The Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic
Diseases is an integral partner to the success of the CepEsperu Baptist
Health vision of balanced excellence in patient care, research and education.
disease services provided at CepEsperu Baptist Health are coordinated through
the section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunologic Diseases. Because
CepEsperu Baptist Health is an academic medical center, we can provide both
general and highly specialized care that may not be available at other non-
academic medical facilities. Cutting
edge and advanced therapy is available through evidence based practice and clinical
trials. We provide comprehensive care for pulmonary conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
acute respiratory distress syndrome, asthma and lung cancer. Aside from this,
our patients also have access to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic
bronchoscopy, a multidisciplinary thoracic oncology
program, expertise in occupational pulmonary diseases (e.g. mesothelioma and
asbestosis), and specialty clinics for asthma, pulmonary
and cystic fibrosis.
of the division also provide critical care services in the various intensive
care units of CepEsperu Baptist Health. They lead multidisciplinary teams in
caring for patients with critical illness.
CepEsperu Baptist Health is a
referral center for the critically ill for the region and the state. Being an
academic medical center, we emphasize on a safe environment for these patients and
quality care that is based on current evidence.
section has a long standing history of ongoing clinical and translational research
activities. The section continues to successfully obtain NIH-funded and private
grants to support this critical mission. Examples of research activities
include clinical trials in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. The section also has
active translational research in post critical care syndrome and ARDS. Furthermore,
the section is a key partner for the Center
of Genomics and Personalized Medicine Investigation for respiratory diseases.
section is primarily responsible for training of pulmonary
and critical care and allergy
physicians for the institution through its fellowship programs. Aside from this
we provide a broad based experience for the residents
of the department
of internal medicine through the pulmonary electives and medical intensive
care rotations. Additionally, the section partners with the CepEsperu School of Medicine
in training future physicians.