20+ Years of Experience
With over two decades of experience, we are well equipped to treat a broad scope of respiratory conditions.
In-Patient & Out-Patient
Dr. Ashburn is a pulmonologist board-certified in critical care, which allows him to care for patients in office and in the hospital.
Recognizing each patient is different, we apply an individual approach to achieve the best outcome.
Ashburn Lung Specialists is committed to providing patient-centered, high quality care for the people and community we serve, and to manage illness with skill and compassion. Our goal is to be the local healthcare provider of choice for both physicians and patients, extending the same quality of care that we would expect for our own family.
From asthma and allergies, to COPD, our practice is equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of respiratory conditions. Ashburn Lung is one of the only pulmonology practices in Ringgold, GA, and offers a central location for patients in the surrounding areas, including Chattanooga, Dalton, and Cleveland.
Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD)
COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking or breathing chemical fumes, dust, or air pollution.Source: www.webmd.com
A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.Source: www.mayoclinic.org
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.Source: www.mayoclinic.org
Lung nodules — small masses of tissue in the lung — are quite common. They appear as round, white shadows on a chest X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan.Source: www.mayoclinic.org
A common viral infection that affects the nose, throat, and airways.Source: www.emedicinehealth.com
Procedures & Tests
Spirometry is a common office test used to assess how well your lungs work. Spirometry is used to diagnose asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other conditions that affect breathing.Source: www.mayoclinic.org
Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are non-invasive tests that show how well the lungs are working. They measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.Source: www.hopkinsmedicine.org
Six Minute Walk
A 6-minute walk test is generally done at the start of a pulmonary rehabilitation program or to evaluate a patient for lung surgery, and reflects their ability to perform daily physical activities.Source: www.verywell.com
Smoking cessation (colloquially quitting smoking) is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Tobacco contains nicotine, which is addictive, making the process of quitting often very prolonged and difficult.Source: en.wikipedia.org
Supplemental Oxygen Education
Supplemental oxygen can help relieve your symptoms. You may feel relief from shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and depression. You may be more alert, sleep better and be in a better mood.Source: www.ucsfhealth.org