Respiratory Care

Ridgeview offers comprehensive respiratory care and support services for adults and children coping with a variety of respiratory diseases, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis and pneumonia. Our team provides care to Ridgeview's Emergency Departments and to hospital patients of all ages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Staff & Services

Respiratory Care staff works closely with each patient’s physician and other members of the health care team to assist in the assessment of the patient’s respiratory needs and to provide therapy, diagnostic evaluations and education to promote respiratory health. Services include:

Other services include acting as a referral source for any necessary home respiratory medical equipment, smoking cessation referral support and patient education opportunities.

Pulmonary Function Testing

We also provide outpatient pulmonary function testing, for the diagnosis and evaluation of the progression of respiratory diseases, by physician referral and appointment in the Ridgeview Professional Building on the Waconia campus. To make an appointment, call 952-442-8012.

Lungs 4 Life

This program provides rehabilitation and support services to patients with chronic respiratory conditions (COPD, emphysema, asthma and bronchitis), restrictive lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis) and more. Our team educates you and your family members about chronic lung disease and ways to minimize or control the problems that chronic lung disease may cause. A physician referral is needed to participate in Lungs 4 Life.

Contact Information:
For information, call 952-442-8012.

Lung Cancer Screening

When detected early—before symptoms are present—lung cancer is more effectively treated. A computerized tomography (CT) chest scan, offered through Ridgeview Imaging Services and Pulmonology at Ridgeview Specialty Clinic, is one tool used by physicians to evaluate risk for lung cancer.

Learn more about lung cancer screening at Ridgeview

Tobacco cessation

It is hard to stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco, but anyone can do it. There are many ways to quit smoking. There are also resources to help you quit. Family members, friends, and co-workers may be supportive. Quitting tobacco is hard if you are trying to do it alone.

Learn more about tobacco cessation at Ridgeview

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