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Pediatric Pulmonology at Summit Health specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of breathing problems, including diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, in infants, children, and adolescents to age 21.

Our Skilled, Experienced, Caring, and Board-Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist Will Partner with Your Child’s Pediatrician and Other Medical Specialists to Diagnose, Treat, and Manage Breathing Problems and Lung Problems, Including:

  • Asthma or chronic inflammation of the airways
  • Exercise-induced breathing problems
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath
  • Lung infections such as bacterial pneumonia and viral pneumonia
  • Chronic lung disease in premature infants
  • Lung disease from neuromuscular weakness and other genetic problems
  • Noisy breathing
  • Breathing and snoring problems during sleep, including sleep apnea

Summit Health Pediatric Pulmonology uses the latest technologies, including pulmonary function testing (PFT), exercise challenges, and flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy. We also offer radiology studies, sleep studies, and allergy testing. We will provide advice about prescriptions for special equipment that can monitor or help with your child’s breathing at home when necessary.

Our Pulmonology Experts Can Help Ensure Your Child Receives Appropriate Screening, Evaluations, Effective Treatments, and Thorough Follow-up Care to Help Him or Her Breathe Easier.

Our dedicated pediatric pulmonology team understands that infants, children, and teens have unique health care needs because their bodies are growing. They know that children and adolescents often experience symptoms differently than adults. In addition, our pediatric experts know it can be difficult for kids to answer questions, tell parents and practitioners what they are experiencing, and sort out emotions they might have as a result of illness. For these reasons, our child pulmonology experts are focused on helping children and teens relax, feel comfortable, and work together with their medical team for the best possible results.

The comprehensive children's health care services at Summit Health are recognized for excellence and compassion.  We offer the highest quality, comprehensive children’s health care services in a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment designed to ease your child’s medical visits. Our goal is to help your child overcome or better manage chronic or severe lung problems as quickly as possible.

In Addition to Pediatric Pulmonology, Our Comprehensive Children’s Health Care Services Include:

Our Pediatric Pulmonologist

Gary Kohn, MD, FAAP, FACCP

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