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PULMONARY,
INTERNAL,
WEIGHT LOSS,
FUNCTIONAL 

We've Got You Covered
 

ABOUT LUNG CENTER OF AMERICA

At the Lung Center of America, we feature our multi-specialty pulmonary and in-depth care through adult family/internal services. We specialize in various lung-related diseases, including COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc. Our adult family and internal medicine diabetes and hypertension through traditional and functional medicine. 

 

Rather than treat the symptoms, Dr. Wagshul and the care team work to treat the root causes — providing patients with long-term relief and even remission.

 

Dr. Wagshul has treated over 20,000 patients from across America and worldwide with lung-related conditions, using safe, customized therapeutic protocols, helping them return to the normal, active lives they desire.​

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

A welcome smile, same-week appointments, and staff committed
to help you recover a life without limits.

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  • How does a person get COPD?
    There are numerous causes, but the top cause of COPD is tobacco smoking. The longer and more tobacco products you use, the more likely you will develop COPD. Other causes include: Air pollution and occupational dusts in the workplace Exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution Frequent exposure and use of a cooking fire without needed ventilation Long-term exposure to chemical irritants In some cases, there is a genetic predisposition to developing COPD (A.AT disease) COPD is a disease that, in most cases, takes a long time to develop.
  • Can a person with COPD get better?
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease makes it increasingly difficult for a person to breathe. It is not currently possible to cure or reverse the condition completely. There’s no cure for COPD, but a person can reduce its impact by making some treatment and lifestyle changes. The Lung Center of America has helped thousands of people just like you to live life more fully by reducing the effects of COPD while treating the root cause of the problem.
  • What can happen if I do not seek treatment?
    Untreated, COPD can lead to serious issues including an increasing progression of disease, heart issues, and worsening respiratory infections, including pneumonia and respiratory failure.
  • Is COPD treatable?
    Yes, treatment can ease symptoms, prevent complications, and generally slow disease progression. Your healthcare team should include a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and other professionals such as respiratory and physical therapists. At the Lung Center of America, our medical director, Dr. Wagshul, is world-renowned pulmonary specialist, and along with his care team has helped thousands of people just like you.

Dr. Wagshul completed his internship and residency in 1984 at Perth Amboy Hospital, New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry. He spent two years at Norwalk Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, completing a pulmonary fellowship.

YOUR CARE TEAM 

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  • How does a person get COPD?
    There are numerous causes, but the top cause of COPD is tobacco smoking. The longer and more tobacco products you use, the more likely you will develop COPD. Other causes include: Air pollution and occupational dusts in the workplace Exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution Frequent exposure and use of a cooking fire without needed ventilation Long-term exposure to chemical irritants In some cases, there is a genetic predisposition to developing COPD (A.AT disease) COPD is a disease that, in most cases, takes a long time to develop.
  • Can a person with COPD get better?
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease makes it increasingly difficult for a person to breathe. It is not currently possible to cure or reverse the condition completely. There’s no cure for COPD, but a person can reduce its impact by making some treatment and lifestyle changes. The Lung Center of America has helped thousands of people just like you to live life more fully by reducing the effects of COPD while treating the root cause of the problem.
  • What can happen if I do not seek treatment?
    Untreated, COPD can lead to serious issues including an increasing progression of disease, heart issues, and worsening respiratory infections, including pneumonia and respiratory failure.
  • Is COPD treatable?
    Yes, treatment can ease symptoms, prevent complications, and generally slow disease progression. Your healthcare team should include a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and other professionals such as respiratory and physical therapists. At the Lung Center of America, our medical director, Dr. Wagshul, is world-renowned pulmonary specialist, and along with his care team has helped thousands of people just like you.

Denisea attended and graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing from the Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio, in 1992. That degree was followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio​ in 2009.

  • How does a person get COPD?
    There are numerous causes, but the top cause of COPD is tobacco smoking. The longer and more tobacco products you use, the more likely you will develop COPD. Other causes include: Air pollution and occupational dusts in the workplace Exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution Frequent exposure and use of a cooking fire without needed ventilation Long-term exposure to chemical irritants In some cases, there is a genetic predisposition to developing COPD (A.AT disease) COPD is a disease that, in most cases, takes a long time to develop.
  • Can a person with COPD get better?
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease makes it increasingly difficult for a person to breathe. It is not currently possible to cure or reverse the condition completely. There’s no cure for COPD, but a person can reduce its impact by making some treatment and lifestyle changes. The Lung Center of America has helped thousands of people just like you to live life more fully by reducing the effects of COPD while treating the root cause of the problem.
  • What can happen if I do not seek treatment?
    Untreated, COPD can lead to serious issues including an increasing progression of disease, heart issues, and worsening respiratory infections, including pneumonia and respiratory failure.
  • Is COPD treatable?
    Yes, treatment can ease symptoms, prevent complications, and generally slow disease progression. Your healthcare team should include a pulmonologist (lung doctor) and other professionals such as respiratory and physical therapists. At the Lung Center of America, our medical director, Dr. Wagshul, is world-renowned pulmonary specialist, and along with his care team has helped thousands of people just like you.
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Kristal is committed to treating every patient with respect and kindness while providing high-quality, compassionate care.  "I am dedicated to health promotion while supporting those on a weight loss journey."   

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Julie, Operations Manager – Julie Julie has been our Operations Manager since 2015. Julie has extensive experience in medical practice management.

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Nicole

Office Manager

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Doris

Respiratory Therapist, RRT

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Abby

Medical Assistant

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Hailey

Medical Assistant

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Tish, Chronic Care Manager -

Tish collaborates with chronically ill patients and their family/caregiver(s), clinic providers, and community resources.

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Linda

Respiratory Therapist, RRT

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Mary Jane

Office Coordinator

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Madison

Administrative  Assistant 

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Aurora

Medical Assistant 

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

"...I went to see Dr. Wagshul in Ohio which was an 800-mile drive for me. It was rough, but I would do it again in a second. I tested positive for mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria and I'm now several weeks into an antibiotic treatment of doxycycline and azithromycin. I can't say I'm back to 100% yet but I am off all asthma medications and am worlds ahead of where I was just a few weeks ago and I literally feel like I have gotten my life back..."

Dallas C., Missouri Valley, IA

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