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Lung Care

Breathe easy, you’re on Nantucket



The simple pleasure of breathing in Nantucket’s salt air and summer breezes is something we all take for granted. A lung disease can hinder that enjoyment, and pose serious risks to your overall health. At Nantucket Cottage Hospital, lung care is provided by Dr. Frederic Knauft, who specialize in pulmonary medicine. With an advanced pulmonary function lab, we are able to offer a full-range of tests, including lung volume and diffusion capacity. Our team can diagnose, treat and monitor a range of lung diseases and conditions right here at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, including:

  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive coughing
  • Lung function in former smokers

A physician referral is required to schedule an appointment with Dr. Knauft. Please have your primary care provider send a referral to the NCH specialty scheduler, who can be reached at (508) 825-8377.

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    Call us at (508) 825-1340 for Dr. Lawrason
    Call us at (508) 825-8277 for Dr. Knauft

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    Nantucket Cottage Hospital
    57 Prospect Street
    Nantucket, MA 02554

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The Pulmonary Function Lab at NCH

“The pulmonary function lab is a wonderful advance and aid in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. Patients will no longer have to leave the island to get this testing,” said Jock Lawrason, MD. NCH acquired the upgraded pulmonary function lab in 2014 through a grant awarded by the Hilliard Family Foundation.

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