Pulmonology

Pulmonology
Frank Chocano, MD
Shana Crabtree, MD
Cynthia Epstein, MD
Marilyn Gowen, MD
Jennifer Wiebke, MD

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The pulmonology clinic at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children with a variety of acute and chronic diseases affecting the lungs. The clinic also provides services for patients with sleep disorders and risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome.

What conditions do you treat?

We care for children with a variety of conditions, including the following:

What services do you offer?

We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. Among the diagnostic, evaluation and treatments services we may recommend for your child are:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • X-rays, CT scans or MRIs
  • Sleep studies
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Sweat chloride tests
  • Pulse oxymetry
  • Issues related to long term airway management and mechanical ventilation

Does your staff have special training?

Our physicians are board certified in both pediatrics and pulmonology. They are assisted by nursing staff and various technical and office personnel, all of whom are specially trained to care for the special needs of children.

Where do you see patients?

For the convenience of our families, we hold clinics in a variety of locations. Appointment day and hours vary at each location. Click here for a list of our office locations.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

All patients must have a referral from a primary care physician before they call to make an appointment. If your insurance is an HMO, you must also:

  • Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care provider will provide you with a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule a convenient location and time for an appointment, please call (757) 668-7426.