The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
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Pediatric Lung Care | Pulmonology

As the only pediatric pulmonary program in Maine – and the largest in northern New England – The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital (BBCH) and MMP Pediatric Specialty Care offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for newborns, children and young adults with respiratory disorders, from routine conditions to the most complex. Our goal is to provide outstanding care while educating patients and families about their illness.

Our care team is made up of board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric pulmonary specialists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses with advanced training in asthma education. We have access to the most advanced diagnostic resources to quickly and accurately identify pediatric pulmonary disorders.

BBCH is also part of a national network of pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) centers accredited by the CF Foundation for high standards of patient care, research and education. We treat more cystic fibrosis patients at our pediatric cystic fibrosis clinic than any other facility in Northern New England. We are also the region’s only multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic for children with complex problems affecting the airway, pulmonary function and the GI tract.

Contact Us

Pediatric Specialty Care - Pulmonology
Phone: 207-662-5522
Toll Free: 866-860-6277

887 Congress Street
Suite 320
Portland, ME 04102

More about our services

  • Pulmonary function testing in infants and older children
  • Nitric oxide testing
  • Bronchial challenge
  • Sleep studies (polysomnography)
  • Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Sweat testing and genetic testing
  • Comprehensive diagnostic imaging modalities
  • Biopsy of the cilia
  • Biopsy of the lung
  • Allergy testing
  • Testing to assess lung function in children

Conditions we treat:

  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Noisy breathing
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath with exercise
  • Chest Pain
  • Snoring, breathing problems during sleep
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy (also known as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Pulmonary Problems Associated with Neuromuscular Disease
  • Congenital Airway Abnormalities (such as Tracheoesophageal Fistula, Tracheomalacia, Laryngomalacia)
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (also known as Immotile Cilia Syndrome)
  • Interstitial lung disease

Our Services

  • Comprehensive asthma care including asthma education
  • Skin testing for environmental allergens
  • Cystic fibrosis clinic
  • General pediatric pulmonology clinic
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Flexible bronchoscopy
  • Sleep medicine
  • Polysomnography at the Maine Sleep Institute
  • Aerodigestive clinic
  • Comprehensive care by pediatric pulmonology, gastroenterology and otolaryngology specialists for patients with complex airway, pulmonary, upper digestive tract disorders
  • Airway clearance devices
  • Bronchoscopic lavage
  • Medications including bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Surfactant replacement therapy
  • Home ventilator management
  • Special feeding and nutrition
  • Exercise and rehabilitation plans to maximize lung function
  • Comprehensive asthma care including asthma education