Lung & Respiratory Care

Also known as Pulmonology

Improving your lung health and helping you breathe better

Lung & Respiratory Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton

When it's hard to breathe, it's hard to do the things you enjoy. Even everyday tasks like climbing the stairs or walking from the parking lot into a store can be difficult. The pulmonology team at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton can help change that. We'll make it easier for you to breathe so you can have a better quality of life.

Our pulmonologists are experienced with chronic lung conditions, as well as those that appear suddenly. Our experts offer diagnosis and treatment that will help you find relief. Our services include interventional pulmonology. It involves minimally invasive procedures that allow you to recover more quickly.

Whether you have asthma, lung cancer, or need breathing support in our Critical Care unit, we're here to help.

Lung Cancer Screening at BID Milton

If you're a current or former smoker, your risk for developing lung cancer is increased. Lung cancer screening may help you find the disease early, when it tends to be easiest to treat. 

The test uses low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) and may be done in only about 10 minutes. LDCT takes multiple X-rays and puts them together to create three-dimensional images of your lungs. These images make it easier to identify tumors. 

We offer the test at BID Milton, then chest radiology specialists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) review your results. If they identify something suspicious, they may recommend other tests to make a diagnosis and identify your current stage of disease. BID Milton doctors; Mihir Parikh, MD, an interventional pulmonologist; and Richard Whyte, a thoracic surgeon, will work with BIDMC specialists to help you get the lung care you need.

To qualify for LDCT lung cancer screening, you must have a physician referral and:

  • Be 55–77 years old.
  • Be a current smoker, or have quit smoking in the last 15 years.
  • Be free from lung cancer symptoms, such as coughing up blood or sudden weight loss.
  • Have a history of heavy smoking (one pack a day for 20 years, or two packs a day for 10 years).

To learn more about LDCT lung cancer screening, please call 617-667-5712.

Conditions We Treat

At BID Milton, we diagnose and treat a wide range of lung conditions, including:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic lung disease
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumonia

Meet Our Interventional Pulmonologist

Mihir Parikh MD
Mihir Parikh, MD Specialty Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer Screening

Finding lung cancer early offers the best hope for successful treatment. If you’re a current or former smoker, you may qualify. Call 617-667-5712 to learn more.

Services & Specialties

Depending on your needs, we may work with other medical experts at BID Milton to diagnose and treat your condition.