Respiratory & Pulmonology

Southeast Pulmonology is a specialty practice for adults built around the treatment of diseases of the lungs and sleep disorders.

Fredericktown Outreach Clinic

Make An Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call Southeast Pulmonology at 573-331-7830.
Aravind Pothineni, MD with Southeast Pulmonology in Cape Girardeau, provides pulmonary services in Fredericktown.

Fourth Wednesday of each month
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Madison Medical Center
611 West Main St.
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Dexter Outreach Clinic

Aravind Pothineni, MD with Southeast Pulmonology in Cape Girardeau, provides pulmonary services in Dexter. 

Second Wednesday of each month
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Doctors' Park at Dexter
1300 N. One Mile Road, Suite 1
Dexter, MO 63841

Lung Conditions & Diseases We Treat

  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Interstitial Cough
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Hypertension/PE
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Lung Nodules
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease

Sleep Disorders We Treat

  • Insomnia
  • OSA
  • CSA
  • Narcolepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Parasomnia
  • PCM/RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shift Work Disorder
  • Cicadian Sleep Disorders

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Rehab is a monitored program, prescribed by a physician, which helps individuals achieve better respiratory function through physical activity, education and counseling.

Respiratory Therapy

Our respiratory therapists are trained in specialty areas such as pulmonary function, including body plethesmography and pediatrics. This therapy department provides all routine respiratory care treatments, such as administering aerosol medications and croup tent therapy, pulse oximetry, incentive spirometry, ultrasonic therapy, bipap, oxygen therapy, ventilator care, and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Procedure

The Zephyr® Valve is the first FDA-approved, minimally-invasive device available in the U.S. for treating patients with severe emphysema. The Zephyr® Valve is for patients with severe emphysema, who consistently feel short of breath despite using COPD medications and/or oxygen.

Benefits of Zephyr® Valves

  • Breathe easier
  • Be more active and energetic
  • Be less short of breath
  • Enjoy a significantly improved quality of life compared to untreated patients.

How the Procedure Works

The one-time procedure is done during a bronchoscopy that requires no cutting or incisions. During the procedure, on average 4 tiny valves are placed in the airways to block off the diseased parts of the lungs. The valves reduce hyperinflation, preventing air from being trapped in the diseased area of the lung and allowing healthier parts of the lung to take in more air. This results in patients being able to breathe easier. Patients treated have reported immediate relief.

Zephyr Valve

What Patients can Expect

  • The doctor will give you medicine to make you sleepy.
  • A small tube with a camera, called a bronchoscope, will be inserted into your lungs through your nose or mouth.
  • During the procedure on average the doctor will place 4 Zephyr Valves in the airways.
  • You will stay in the hospital for approximately 3 nights for observation.
  • After the procedure, you will continue to use the medicines that your doctor has prescribed for your condition.