Pulmonology / Respiratory

Our team at Medical Care Associates Prattville can diagnose and help you manage common respiratory disorders, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, and COVID-19 related breathing concerns.

Medical Care Associates Prattville holds a specialization license in Pulmonology and boasts an incredible team dedicated to providing the highest standards in patient care in the medical industry.

Our pulmonologist is accepting new patients. If you’re looking for a lung specialist, give us a call.

To schedule an appointment, call 334-568-CARE.

Respiratory Conditions We Treat

We diagnose and treat the following respiratory conditions:


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is caused by damage to the lungs from breathing in unhealthy substances over time. While smoking is the leading cause of COPD, it can also be caused by prolonged exposure to air pollution, chemical fumes, and second hand smoke.

The two primary types of COPD are Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis refers to an increase of swelling and mucus in your airways. Emphysema occurs when air gets trapped in your lungs, due to damaged air sacs.

Symptoms of COPD:

  • Persistent coughing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shallow breathing

COPD symptoms can be slow to appear, and get worse over time. If not diagnosed and treated early, one could experience further complications including heart problems, high blood pressure, and respiratory infections.


Asthma is a chronic, long-term condition affecting the airways in the lungs. When those airways become inflamed, they narrow, making it difficult to breathe. Often, asthma triggers coughing or wheezing, in addition to shortness of breath.

Asthma affects 1 in 13 people in the United States. While it is a minor inconvenience for many, it can be life-threatening for those prone to severe asthma attacks.

Symptoms of Asthma:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty sleeping due to breathing
  • Coughing or wheezing attacks

There is no definitive cure for asthma, but people with asthma can manage symptoms with proper diagnosis and treatment.


Most people who contract COVID-19, a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, will experience respiratory symptoms such as a chronic cough and shortness of breath. Some will continue to experience respiratory complications long after testing negative for COVID.

If you are suffering from breathing concerns after a COVID diagnosis, our team can diagnose and help manage your symptoms.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 334-568-CARE.