Neonatal Lung Disease

Neonatal Lung disease refers to neonates and infants that develop respiratory issues immediately following delivery. These disorders are commonly seen in premature babies due to immature lung development, but can be seen in full-term infants for various other reasons such as infection, heart conditions, or inability to swallow effectively. Some of these conditions resolve over time, while others need long-term management during their life.

These diagnoses include:

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Oxygen Dependency
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Failure to thrive
  • Infant Prematurity
  • Apnea of Prematurity
  • Dysphagia
  • Apnea/Bradycardia monitoring

Our Pulmonology center offers clinics specifically for children with Neonatal Lung disease. These clinics offer a collaborative approach by providing services from our Board certified Pulmonologists, Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Speech Therapist and Registered Dietician. The combined disciplines develop treatment plans with you for your child by addressing their specific needs.

Infant Pulmonary clinic (IPC) is held monthly with Dr. Deanna Green and Maria Bologna, ARNP in St. Petersburg at our main OCC clinic
Dr. Scott McKinley has a monthly  Pulmonary Hypertension clinic in St Petersburg at our main OCC clinic.