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Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine


Appointments at the Medicine Specialty Clinic at University Physicians Medical Building Please call (573) 882-8788 to schedule an appointment schedulers are available to take your call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patients do not have to have a physician's referral to make an appointment unless it is required by the patient's insurance company or managed care plan. Clinic staff members appreciate 48 hours' notice if a patient must cancel an appointment.

The clinic is located on the first floor of the University Physicians Medical Building at 1020 Hitt Street. Patients may park in the visitor parking garage at the east end of University Hospital or use the free valet parking service.

Prescription Refills

As a service to our patients seen in the Medicine Specialty Clinic, refills may be requested through the Medicine Specialty clinic prescription refill line. This service is available for patients who will run out of medication before the next scheduled pulmonary appointment. Please call (573) 882-8788, select option 2. When you call for a refill, please have name, dosage and frequency of the medicine as well as your pharmacy name/phone number. Your pharmacy may FAX a request directly to the refill nurse at (573) 884-1751.

Questions About Your Pulmonary Problem

If you have non-emergency questions about your pulmonary problem or about labs or test performed at the University Hospital, please call the Medicine Specialty clinic nurse at (573) 882-8788. A clinic nurse is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help answer your questions and direct your call to your physician as needed.

After Clinic Hours

If you have an urgent need to speak with a pulmonary physician after 5 p.m. or on the weekends and holidays, call the University Hospital operator at (573) 882-4141 and ask for the pulmonary fellow on call.


Our pulmonologists treat diseases and conditions of the chest, including:

Critical Care

Critical-care medicine is focused on the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions requiring sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. 

Environmental Medicine

The environmental medicine department performs routine medical surveillance for individuals who need employment medical exams.  Often, these are individuals whose jobs entail special medical risks are usually protected in part by Federal rules which require the employer to offer medical examinations or services that should discover and/or prevent work-related injuries. Examples are persons exposed to hazardous materials such as emergency responders, inspectors of hazardous waste sites, construction workers, and members of the military.