Respiratory medicine encompasses diseases of the respiratory system, including the upper airway, the lungs, the chest wall and the ventilatory control system.

Examples of such diseases are:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary vascular disorders (affect the circulation of the blood through the lungs)
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis

A specialist in Respiratory Medicine will often perform lung function testing to aid diagnosis and treat of respiratory disorders.

Other services include bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, pleural ultrasound and intervention.

Referring to respiratory medicine

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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Internal Medicine Clinical Institute

Dr Michelle Caldecott
Internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body - the heart, the lungs, the liver and gastro-intestinal tract, the kidneys and urinary tract, the brain, spinal column, nerves, muscles and joints. Specialists with the Internal Medicine Clinical Institute have expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex, chronic and multisystem disorders.

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