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A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly from the leg), travels to an artery in the lung, and forms an occlusion (blockage) of the artery.
The two types of asthma medications used to treat asthma include long-term control medication and short-term, quick-relief medication.
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. It is estimated that more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
Influenza (or flu) is a highly contagious viral infection and is one of the most severe illnesses of the winter season.
Whooping cough, or pertussis, primarily affects infants and young children. Caused by a bacterium, it is characterized by paroxysms (intense fits or spells) of coughing that end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled.
Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that results from inflammation.
Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates
Part of Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center’s comprehensive Pulmonary Care Network, the physicians and staff of Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates are dedicated to improving the lives of patients affected by pulmonary disease, sleep related disorders or life-threatening, critical illness. We strive to provide personalized care and compassionate service to all our patients and their families.
Pulmonary medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine. A pulmonologist is a physician who has specialized training and skills in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders such as:
- Lung masses
- COPD (emphysema)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
- Cough and chest pain related to pulmonary disorders
We work in conjunction with Heart of Lancaster's:
- Pulmonary Function Laboratory
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
- Respiratory Care Program
- Asthma Center of Lancaster
- Sleep Laboratory
Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates has a board certified Asthma Educator from the Asthma Center of Lancaster on site every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call to make an appointment.
Sleep medicine is also a subspecialty of internal medicine devoted to the diagnosis of sleep. We work in conjunction with Heart of Lancaster’s Sleep Laboratory to provide comprehensive diagnostic testing and treatment of these disorders. A sleep specialist is a physician who is highly trained and has expertise in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders such as:
- Sleep apnea
- Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness)
- Insomnia (inability to get a good night’s sleep)
- Parasomnias (sleep walking, sleep terrors, restless leg syndrome, etc.)
- Nocturnal epilepsy and circadian rhythm disorder (jet lag, shift work related sleep disorder, etc.)
Critical Care Management
People with life-threatening injuries and illnesses need critical care and constant attention by a team of specially trained health professionals in a hospital intensive care unit. We partner with Heart of Lancaster to provide the best possible care. Problems that might need critical care treatment include:
- Complications from surgery
- Severe breathing problems
- Serious cardiac disorders
Meet our physicians
Drs. Ahmad and Sambandam are board certified in internal, critical care, pulmonary and sleep medicine.
In his spare time, Dr. Ahmad enjoys family time with his wife and two young daughters.
Dr. Sambandam’s primary interests include yoga and meditation, volunteering, hiking and gym activities. She also enjoys a healthy lifestyle.
Lancaster Pulmonary and Sleep Associates
Proudly affiliated with the Pulmonary Care Network at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.