The Community Medical Centers Healthcare Network - Central California
 

Lung Services

The lungs are part of your respiratory system, a group of organs and tissues that work together to help you breathe. The respiratory system's primary function is to move fresh air into your body while removing waste gases out. Lung disease is any disorder that occurs in the lungs or that causes the lungs to not function properly.

Chronic Lung Disease Program

Community's Chronic Lung Disease Program helps patients manage their chronic lung conditions and gives them the tools they need to improve their complete well-being, visit the hospital less and have a better quality of life. In partnership with UCSF Fresno, the program treats the most severe pulmonary cases in the Central Valley.
 
Patients must be referred to the program by their primary care physician. Upon entering the program they’ll have consultations with a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and social worker to put together an individualized care plan for their condition. A team of doctors, respiratory therapists, nurses and social workers all work together to deliver intensive specialized care. Program members are offered therapy and educational resources for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, medication, smoking cessation, and chronic disease management. Patients are also required to have in-home visits which identify any other factors affecting their respiratory health.
 
Disease Management Center
Chronic Lung Disease Program
2315 E. Illinois St.
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 360-8389

Lung Nodule Program

In California, lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer death according to the California Cancer Registry. Community Regional Medical Center’s team of physician specialists diagnose and treat various lung issues as part of its Lung Nodule Program. A dedicated nurse coordinator manages care to ensure you move smoothly through the program from diagnosis through treatment. This program has shortened the average time for patients to move from referral to diagnosis of lung cancer from 87 days to just more than 21 days.

Community Regional Medical Center
Lung Nodule Program
2823 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93721
(888) 459-LUNG (5864)
(559) 224-LUNG (5864)

Endoscopy Center

Clovis Community Medical Center’s Endoscopy Center offers bronchoscopy in its Outpatient Care Center. Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that provides a view of the bronchi, or large passageways of the lungs. This procedure is typically performed to investigate abnormal chest X-rays or to biopsy or collect bronchial or lung secretions to help diagnose and evaluate upper respiratory issues.