(515) 224-1777 Pulmonary and Infectious Disease

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Pulmonary Outpatient Services

CIC Associates, P.C. has been designated as a clinical resource center of the Alpha-1 Foundation. We provide the complete evaluation of pulmonary conditions including the following:

• Lung Cancer
• Interstitial Lung Diseases
• Sarcoidosis
• Other Uncommon Pulmonary Diseases
• Forms of COPD Such as Emphysema, Cystic Fibrosis, & Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

Pulmonary Function Lab

Our pulmonary function lab uses state-of-the-art equipment and is staffed by registered pulmonary function technologists/RRT's. The studies performed in our lab include routine spirometry testing, lung volume determinations, diffusion studies, and methacholine provocation testing, which permit rapid evaluation for reactive airways disease and other lung diseases. We also perform oxygen testing to guide individual patient therapy. Arterial blood gas assessments are also available.

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Our pulmonary physicians are extensively trained in bronchoscopy, which has a broad range of indications, both diagnostic and therapeutic. These include the diagnosis of benign and malignant endobronchial disorders. Via transbronchial biopsy (EBUS) and bronchoalveolar lavage techniques, the etiology of many interstitial lung diseases can be determined without the need for a thoracotomy. These techniques can also be helpful in the diagnosis of unusual pulmonary infections. We also use bronchoscopy in the treatment of malignant and benign endobronchial obstructions.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This multidisciplinary program is adjacent to Mercy Hospital Medical Center. It is designed to maximize pulmonary function in patients who struggle with chronic lung disease. After an initial eight-week program, patients transition to a once-weekly maintenance program. We help patients achieve their physical and mental goals.

Lung Cancer Screening

Mercy Cancer Center and its physician partners are committed to creating a healthier tomorrow for the communities they serve. A lung cancer screening program is available to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages and help patients get access to life-saving care as quickly as possible. Mercy's dedicated Lung Navigator will work in collaboration with expert pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons to evaluate participants for lung cancer risk, schedule high-risk individuals for screening tests (CT scans), and refer patients in need of necessary follow-up care with minimal delays.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Clinic

Our pulmonary physicians are extensively trained in PAH, which is a disorder of the blood vessels of the lungs. PAH is a broad term that applies to any condition that elevates the lung artery pressure. Some causes of PAH include heart disease or bronchitis. Treating PAH requires a well-coordinated and experienced team that is drawn from several different disciplines. Our team includes the following:

• Pulmonologists
• Cardiologists (Partnered With Iowa Heart Center)
• Nurse Coordinators
• Pharmacists
• Respiratory Therapists