Doctors Who Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
Doctors who treat pulmonary hypertension are PH specialists, and they have focused their practices on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary hypertension. PH specialists are typically cardiologists, pulmonologists or rheumatologists who have a special interest in pulmonary hypertension.
Nurses, pharmacists and internists can also have special training in pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension is an uncommon but serious disease, and most generalists have little training or experience in PH treatment. Therefore, patients are encouraged to see a PH specialist. These doctors have had extensive training and will provide you with the best care possible.
Recognized as a Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) - Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center, the PHA’s PH Care Centers initiative seeks to identify Centers with expertise in pulmonary hypertension that have demonstrated an ability to properly diagnose the disease and have the capability to manage these complex patients. Each accredited Center has opened its doors to a site review conducted by a PH physician and coordinator selected for their expertise in the field.
- Download and complete PHA’s educational checklist for patients to assess your symptoms and better prepare for your appointment with a healthcare provider. (PDF)