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Pulmonary and Critical Care

Whether you need medical care for asthma, COPD, respiratory therapy, or sleep apnea, our Pulmonologists work with you to improve your quality of life.

To schedule an appointment, call 216-778-5864 (LUNG).


Pulmonary and Critical Care

MetroHealth is dedicated to the delivery of state-of-the-art care, to the education of health care providers and to the investigation of pulmonary disease, critical illness and sleep disorders. We have a long and proud history of making important contributions to our understanding of major diseases and of playing a vital role in providing medical care in our community. We are recognized regionally and nationally for our continued leadership in these endeavors.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Division has an integrated team of expert pulmonologists/intensivists, sleep specialists, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists who provide unsurpassed care with compassion. In addition, we offer a state-of-the-art Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Smoking Cessation Program. We staff a 13-bed medical intensive care unit, as well as a 16-bed stepdown unit. The Division also operates sleep labs in Independence, Westlake and at our main campus, as well as a specialized Sleep Clinic. We have three Asthma Clinics: one at the main campus and two in the community. We also have a full-service pulmonary in-patient consultation service and outpatient clinic.

Outpatient Clinics

  • Pulmonary
  • Asthma
  • Bariatrics
  • Sleep Clinic

Inpatient Services

  • Pulmonary Consultation Service
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Surgical Step-Down Unit
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Asthma Education and Discharge Planning
  • Sleep Apnea Screening, Education and Discharge Planning       

 Related Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Home Oxygen Testing
  • Respiratory Management Training (Patient education on inhaler technique, incentive spirometry, peak flow monitoring
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Addiction

To schedule an appointment, call (216) 778-LUNG (5864).


Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Dennis H. Auckley, MD

Dennis H. Auckley, MD

Director of Center for Sleep Medicine

Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care

66 ratings / 10 reviews
Mirna B. Ayache, MD

Mirna B. Ayache, MD

Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care

132 ratings / 21 reviews
John C. Carter, MD

John C. Carter, MD

Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care

151 ratings / 38 reviews
Chloe R. Castro, MD

Chloe R. Castro, MD

Pulmonary, Sleep, and Critical Care

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