Rockwood's Pulmonary Critical
Care Center specialists treat diseases of the lung that
include chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), emphysema, asthma, pneumonia and cancer.
Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) is a valuable tool for
measuring the volume and speed of air that can be inhaled and
exhaled. It helps our specialists screen for obstructive and
restrictive diseases, monitor chronic conditions, and prescribe
Depending on the condition, therapies can include the use of
bronchodilators that work by relaxing the muscles around the
airways. Nebulizers, which use compressed air to administer liquids
in the form of a fine mist to the airways, are commonly used to
treat patients with severe asthma or COPD.
In addition to testing patients and helping with their education
and disease management, our respiratory therapists work closely
with patients to help them order and use nebulizers and oxygen
treatment at home.
Referrals can be faxed to (509) 459-1529.
Pulmonary Critical Care CenterDeaconess Health and Education Center
910 West Fifth Avenue, Suite: 1001
Critical Care: (509) 459-1584 / Pulmonary Care: (509) 459-1529Map Location
Valley Specialty Center
1415 North Houk Road, Suite: D
Spokane Valley, WA
(509) 755-5583Map Location
Veronica Navarro, FNP
Veronica Navarro, FNP joined Rockwood in 2017. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Masters at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and also holds a Masters of Nursing from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She completed her Bachelors of Nursing at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She will be joining the Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care Center.