Find answers to commonly asked questions about our practice.
If you have inquiries which are not covered on our frequently asked questions page, please feel free to contact our office at 717-826-9770, Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
How can I prepare for my first appointment at Pulmonary Associates of Lancaster?
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and bring your current list of medications including inhalers and nebulizers. Please also bring your current health insurance card, a photo ID, and your insurance co-payment.
Keep in mind that many patients with respiratory issues are sensitive to fragrances. Please avoid wearing perfumes, colognes, or scented lotions during your visits.
If you’re here for a sleep condition appointment, please be sure to print and fill out our sleep questionnaire.
Do I need to bring my insurance card to all appointments?
Yes. It’s good practice to have your health insurance card handy on all office visits so we can ensure proper copay amounts in case computers are down or mix-ups occur.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express for co-payments.
Do I need to provide you with photo identification?
Yes, we do require photo identification for all office visits.
Do I need a referral for my office visit?
Depending on your insurance provider, a referral from your family doctor may be required. Your primary care physician can fax (717-945-5177) the referral to our office. Check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.
What is a Pulmonary Function Test and why might I need to take one?
A pulmonary function test (PFT) is a noninvasive test that shows how well the lungs are working. The test measures how much air the lungs can hold, how well someone can push air out of his or her lungs, and gas exchange. Test results helps to diagnose and provide treatment of lung disorders.
Sometimes a pulmonary function test may be done as part of a routine physical or performed on individuals with certain types of work environments or if you’re experiencing trouble breathing to help diagnose respiratory conditions.
Do you offer interpreter services to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak English?
We offer translation services for Spanish speaking patients.
Where can I park for appointments?
Free patient parking is available at the Lancaster General Health Downtown Pavilion on North Duke Street in Lancaster. Turn right into the main entrance of the Downtown Pavilion and follow the drive to the STOP sign to enter the patient parking lot (no ticket is required and clearance is 8′-2″). Park anywhere on the Ground Floor. Enter the main lobby and take elevators to the second floor to our Suite 244.
What if I need to cancel an appointment?
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, we request that you provide us with a 24-hour notice, so that we may offer that appointment time to another patient. You can cancel / reschedule your appointment by calling our office at (717) 826-9770.
What conditions do you treat?
Click here to learn more about the various conditions we treat.