What is a Respiratory Therapist?

Respiratory Therapy is a profession that specializes in medical treatment of the lungs.  Respiratory Therapists train to diagnose and treat pulmonary diseases such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, lung trauma, sleep apnea, emphysema, and more.  We are specialized in a variety of advanced equipment needed to support and strengthen your breathing.  Respiratory Therapists work in all areas of the hospital, clinic settings, home medical equipment offices, pulmonary rehab facilities, long term care settings, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and more.