Pulmonology is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine that deals with the health of the respiratory tract. In particular, health of the lower airway, lungs and breathing control as well as their effect on the oxygenation of blood.
The sub-specialty is also referred to by other names such as Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Medicine, Chest Medicine, Respirology. Pulmonology also has extensive overlap with Critical Care along with Anesthesia and Internal Medicine contributes to the core competencies in the sub-specialty. The Pulmonologists work in association with Bariatric Surgeons and ENT's. The specialists treat breathing problems due to allergy & asthma, conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, snoring etc.