Thoracic medicine is a subspecialty of internal medicine encompassing diseases of the respiratory system, including the upper airway, lungs, chest wall and the body's ventilation control system.
Thoracic medicine is a combination of:
- Clinical knowledge of respiratory diseases
- The respiratory sciences of normal and abnormal respiratory function
- Experience with specialized diagnostic techniques, tests and procedures employed in a clinical assessment.
Altru's Thoracic Medicine Department works closely with other specialties to provide patients with the best care possible.