Pulmonology & Respiratory Care
Pulmonary medicine deals with the different facets of breathing disorders.
A pulmonologist is a doctor who evaluates diagnoses and treats lung diseases such as:
- Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD)
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Shortness of Breath
- Arthritis-related lung diseases
- Pleural Effusion
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dr. Mahler is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Since October 2014, he works as a pulmonary physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he is Director of Respiratory Services. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahler, call the Kane Center at Valley Regional Hospital 603 542-6777. Fax number: 603 543-6822.
Dr. Mahler has been selected by peers as one of the Best Doctors in America for 2019-2020. Being named a Best Doctor recognizes about 5% of US doctors from whom other doctors would seek care. www.bestdoctors.com.
Learn more about COPD from Dr. Mahler online at https://www.donaldmahler.com/
Dr. Mahler is a recently published author; to view and order is recent publication, “Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease” please click here.
The Cardiopulmonary / Respiratory Therapy Department at Valley Regional Hospital provides services to both inpatient and outpatients. Acute respiratory care services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients of all ages. We are staffed by licensed therapists who are RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapists).
Outpatient Pulmonary Function Laboratory Services
In our pulmonary function laboratory, sophisticated diagnostic testing helps doctors evaluate lung function. A physician might prescribe a pulmonary function study for a number of reasons, including:
- Patients experiencing shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing
- Patients with a history of smoking
- Patients diagnosed with asthma
- Patients who have been exposed to some type of environmental toxins
- Patients with cystic fibrosis