Pulmonology

Breathe easier with Gritman’s new pulmonology services

Pulmonology is the newest service offered to the community as part of the Gritman promise to bring you exceptional care that’s close to home, and Gritman is proud to welcome Dr. Pranabh Shrestha, who is board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Before, patients with COPD or asthma were managed by family practice physicians. Having Dr. Shrestha at Gritman allows these patients to receive specialized care and the most current treatments available, right here at home.

Pulmonology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. According to the CDC, 16 million Americans have COPD.
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy is a visual examination of the breathing passages of the lungs. This involves placing a thin tube-like instrument into the airways via the nose or mouth to allow the physician to see inside of the airways and get samples of mucus or lung tissue if necessary.
  • Pulmonary Function tests (PFTs) are breathing tests to find out how well one can move air in and out of the lungs and how well oxygen enters into the body. They help detect early changes in lung function and measure the effects of chronic diseases like COPD, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

Contact Us

We are located inside the Gritman Internal Medicine Clinic.

We are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

719 S. Main St.
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-6779
Fax: 208-883-8430