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Pulmonology Services


Juan Mella, MD, Medical Director of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomat, board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary and sleep medicine


A pulmonologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating disorders related to the lungs and respiratory system such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, emphysema and complicated chest infections.

Dr. Mella has a special interest in asthma, sleep disorders, lung diseases, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As the Director of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Mella works closely with the OMC Sleep Lab.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

OMC's Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is designed to help patients with breathing problems control their symptoms and improve their day-to-day activities through exercise training and behavioral and educational programs. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation team includes physicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, social workers, mental health care providers and exercise specialists.

For more information about how OMC's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program can help people suffering from chronic lung conditions learn to get more enjoyment out of life, call the OMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 417-257-5959.