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Lung Care

San Juan Regional Pulmonology
505.609.6770
407 S. Schwartz Ave., Suite 202
Farmington, NM 87401

On a normal day, a person will breathe nearly 25,000 times. With each breath, oxygen from the air is delivered to the body by way of the lungs and heart. Lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza, or lung cancer can disrupt this process, often resulting in difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or low oxygen levels. Lung diseases require unique and specialized care. A Pulmonologist, also known as a Pulmonary Specialist or Lung Doctor, is specifically trained in Pulmonary (Lung) Medicine.

 

Video: For those suffering from lung conditions, spring can present challenges. San Juan Regional Medical Center Pulmonologist Dr. Ravi Chopra discusses the effects of pollen and particulate matter in the air for those with asthma and COPD.

 
Video: From the frontline of the COVID-19 fight in our community, San Juan Regional Medical Center Pulmonologist, Dr. Ravi Chopra discusses the clinical aspects of the virus.


Meet our Pulmonologist

Ravi Chopra, MD
Dr. Chopra received his medical degree at All India Institute of Medical Sciences located in New Delhi, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Chopra completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chopra is a board certified pulmonologist who can diagnose and treat patients who have respiratory disorders and lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, influenza, lung cancer, and sleep apnea. He uses minimally invasive techniques including pulmonary function testing (PFT), flexible bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) to help diagnose and treat a wide range of complex airway disorders and lung diseases.  

Learn about our endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures.

 

Dr. Ravi Chopra talks with DurangoTV about the symptoms and treatments for two common disorders, sleep apnea and COPD.

 

Critical Care Consultation

A critical care illness or injury is one that impairs one or more vital organ systems resulting in life threatening circumstances. San Juan Regional Medical Center has been routinely caring for critically ill and injured patients throughout the region while continuing to serve as level III trauma center. Dr. Chopra is specifically trained in Critical Care Medicine and available to assist the critical care team with the specialized and complex management of the critically ill patient within the Intensive Care Unit.

Services at San Juan Regional Heart Center Outpatient Clinic

  • Diagnoses, treatment and management of lung disease

Services at San Juan Regional Medical Center

  • Pulmonary Function Test (PFT)
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Critical Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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