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Services

You'll find that Dr. Selby's #1 concern at The Lung Centre is Best Patient Care.

Sleep Disorders / Sleep Apnea

Did you know that people with obstructive sleep apnea who do not get treatment are 7 times (700%) more likely to suffer from a heart attack (myocardial infarction) than those who do get treatment.
The Lung Centre is proud to provide the first and only state-of-the-art sleep disorder testing lab in Warrick County. Located at the TLC Newburgh office, trained technicians monitor sleep patterns for a thorough review and analysis by Dr. Selby and his staff. Our sleep lab has that special "home away from home" appeal, rather than a "sterile" hospital environment.

Dr. Selby has over 19 years of experience in diagnosing and treating obstructive Sleep Apnea and interpreting over 1,700 in-home sleep studies. The Lung Centre has provided the longest and most comprehensive in-home sleep lab in the tri-state. This provides the convenience of a sleep study done in your own home, which at times may be more accurate than an in-laboratory sleep study. Many patients find they sleep better in their own home. In-home sleep studies have been recognized by CMS as an appropriate alternative testing method in select patients. Dr. Selby has also supervised and interpreted hundreds of overnight in-laboratory sleep studies, which is also known as Polysomnography (PSG).

CPAP - We take a special pride in the very careful choice of appropriate CPAP equipment, masks, and durable medical equipment companies appropriate for each patient. We especially provide very customized and careful follow-up for our CPAP patients both short and long term.

Janet Burnett, BS, RRT, who scores and supervises our home sleep studies, has 27 years of experience in respiratory therapy and 19 years experience in scoring over 2,700 home sleep studies.

The importance of having this convenient testing in the comfort of the patient's home should not be underestimated.

Don't put yourself at risk on the road or at work needlessly. Up to 1/3 of all traffic fatalities are suspected due to sleep deprivation. Visit The Lung Centre today to get the treatment you need.

Asthma

Proper diagnosis will enhance appropriate treatment and quality of life. Our continuity of care enables us to maintain a long-term relationship with the patient, whether in the hospital or during outpatient visits.

Asthma may be triggered by exposure to various irritants such as: tobacco or wood smoke, strong odors and sprays, pollens and outdoor molds. The weather, exercise and infections may also cause an asthma episode. We provide services for pediatric through geriatric patients.

Methacholine Challenge Testing

The Lung Centre is one of only two practices in the area to offer this exclusive test. The methacholine challenge test is one method of assessing airway responsiveness. In this test, the patient inhales an aerosol of one or more concentrations of methacholine. Results of pulmonary function tests performed before and after the inhalations are used to quantitate response. The ability of this test to find hidden asthma will provide a more rapid and accurate diagnosis for the best treatment of this common ailment.

Occupational Lung Diseases

Dr. Selby has been a Certified "B" Reader for over two decades and is the only Pulmonologist in the area to hold and use this certificate. Occupational Lung Disease includes Pneumoconiosis from sources such as Asbestos and Silica. We evaluate and treat patients with Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung). Other areas of interest include chemical inhalation injuries, reactive airways disease, and occupational asthma.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

The Lung Centre diagnoses and develops treatments for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD is composed of Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Asthma in various blends. COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in Americans. Only with proper diagnosis can proper management lead to best outcomes.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Our philosophy is to take an aggressive stance toward the diagnosis of lung cancer as early as possible for best outcomes. For example, Dr. Selby carefully reviews chest x-rays and CAT scans himself, and along with the patient's clinical presentation, will often provide early diagnostic procedures. This can include needle biopsies, thoracenteses, as well as the thousands of bronchoscopies he has performed over the years.

It is imperative that the patient sense compassion and continuity of care, which is provided by the initial diagnosis through the final treatment. It is our observation that patients prefer a familar face both in and out of the hospital throughout this entire process.

Other Diseases

Other conditions The Lung Centre focuses on include:

  • Cough
  • Pleurisy
  • Chest Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Critical Care
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Conditions including: Cough, Asthma, Sleep Apnea, and other Abnormalities
  • Pulmonary Enigmas.
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