At Penn State Health, we believe health care is and should be personal.
We work hard to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. We take time to truly get to know you. It is as important to us as it is to you that you fully understand your condition and treatment and that your questions are thoroughly answered so we can develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan that meets your needs.
Our goal is to help you address and manage your condition in the best way possible, so that you can live your best life possible. Learn more about the specialty service below that is right for you:
Penn State Health evaluates and provides care for lung diseases such as COPD, asthma, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis.
Your lungs are the organs that enable you to breathe. Lung diseases may prevent your body from getting the oxygen you need. There are many different types of lung disease. There are also many causes, from smoking to air pollution and from bacteria to viruses.
Penn State Health evaluates these and other lung diseases:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Chronic Cough
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Interstitial Lung Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Occupational Lung Disorders
- Pleural Effusion
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Pulmonary Nodule
- Shortness of Breath
Our sleep specialists diagnose and treat disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring so you can get a better night’s rest.
Common in many older adults, sleep disorders may involve problems falling or staying asleep, sleeping too much or abnormal behaviors during sleep. Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to other conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.
Penn State Health performs sleep studies at its in-house sleep lab and sleep labs affiliated with UPMC Pinnacle.
We evaluate and treats:
- Circadian rhythm disorders (jet lag, shift-related disorders)
- Periodic limb movements
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep apnea
Why Do a Sleep Study?
Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to other conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and depression. Sleep studies enable doctors to diagnose and identify treatments for sleep disorders.
A sleep study, or Polysomnography (PSG), is an overnight exam that provides insights into a patient’s brain and bodily functions while they sleep.
Penn State Health performs sleep studies in our comfortable in-house sleep lab.
- Circadian rhythm disorders (jet-lag and work shift-related disorders that affect your internal “body clock”)
- Sleep apnea (breathing problems during sleep)
- Narcolepsy (extreme sleepiness)
- Insomnia (inability to sleep)
- Restless leg syndrome (uncontrollable urge to move your legs)
- Periodic limb movements
Our fellowship-trained physicians are the select providers of critical care at premier central Pennsylvania hospitals.
People with life-threatening illnesses need attention by a physician with specialized training and expertise in critical care. Our doctors are trained in, and provide, critical care medicine in the intensive care units (ICUs) of premier central Pennsylvania hospitals.
Penn State Health provides critical care services in the intensive care units of:
- UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
- UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg
- UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic
- UPMC Pinnacle West Shore
We provide critical care treatment for:
- Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
- Acute respiratory failure (severe breathing problems)
- Acute renal failure
- Acute gastrointestinal bleeding
- Complications from surgery
- Serious cardiac disorders
- Severe infection