We thank all the health care professionals who are dedicating their time during the COVID-19 pandemic and fighting on the front lines for all of us. Our doctors are working hard to help our lung disease patients during this time and are still available for office calls and appointments.
Thank you for your dedication, Dr. George Zlupko, Dr. Michael Zlupko, Dr. Alan Kanouff, and Dr. Timothy Lucas.
We are asking our patients who have COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed, to please call us so we may advise you and refer you to a testing center, if needed.
Please take these guidelines seriously, limit your social contact, wash your hands often, stay home, and stay safe, so we can all get through this together.
Altoona Lung Specialists’ patients enjoy the opportunity to be seen by our caring and experienced medical staff, whose main goal is to help our patients control their condition and return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Altoona Lung Specialists provides a wide range of services to our patients in our Lung Disease Center, which offers state-of-the-art care. Testing, diagnosis, and treatment can be found in one location within our patients’ community, allowing them to remain local.
Altoona Lung Specialists also offers customer service initiatives not normally provided in a healthcare setting. Upon referral to our practice, by the patient themselves or a physician, each patient’s medical records are reviewed and they are scheduled for appropriate testing at our facility and a consultation with one of our specialists for their condition. Testing at our facility may include pulmonary function testing, methacholine challenge (to diagnose Asthma), IOS (impulse oximetry), cardio pulmonary stress testing, pulse oximetry and spirometry, chest and/or sinus x-rays, laboratory testing, CT scanning, and both diagnostic and titration sleep testing. Altoona Lung Specialists also offers a variety of specialty medication injections for pulmonary conditions, including Xolair; Fasenra, and Nucala to name a few. We also offer our patients influenza vaccines annually to assist them in remaining healthy through flu season.
Altoona Lung Specialists has recently initiated a new “Team” concept to the treatment of our patients to insure that each patient receives the best care and customer service available. Each physician is now working with a “team” to care for their patients with these teams consisting of the physician, a member of our clinical personnel and a medical secretary. This allows the patient to become familiar with, and form a working relationship with, the medical team assigned to their care.
The experienced and caring team of professionals who care for our patients at Altoona Lung Specialists consists of a diverse group of trained Receptionists, Medical Secretaries, Certified Medical Assistants, Radiology Technicians, and Registered Polysomnographers (Sleep Technicians).
Each member of our team is dedicated to being compassionate and providing excellence in their effort to ensure that each and every patient of Altoona Lung Specialists receives the best care and customer service available in the staff member’s given field of expertise. We would like to thank each member of the Altoona Lung Specialists’ team for their loyalty and dedication to the needs of our patients. It is our team members who play an integral part in the success of the practice. Thank you!
Some of the most common insurances we accept are listed here. If you do not find yours or if you need to verify your eligibility, please call our office. Our dedicated insurance professionals are at your service to help you get the information you need, answer any questions related to coverage, and ultimately eliminate your frustration.
I was referred to Dr Michael Zlupko by my PCP after a C.A.T scan showed a lung nodule. I was very happy with his explanation of what this may or may not be, the follow up treatment and the referral to a Surgeon who I was very happy with.I would recommend this Physician without reservation.
Dr. Zlupko is a wonderful doctor - provides the correct treatment for my rare type of asthma. He has a great sense of humor too! The staff at Altoona Lung are great also - special shout out to Samantha! They're all very personable and caring. I highly recommend their practice.
Excellent Drs and staff!
I see Dr. Kanouff & I must say what an extraordinary doctor. The staff is also amazing, treating you like a human & there because they care.
They are awesome!
Love it, love the staff, love my Dr! PS it’s Dr Lucas. They are always on time with appointments, courteous and very thorough with your testing. I have been a patient for almost 15 years.
Dr. Kanouff is a great doctor he really cares. And I didn’t have to wait in waiting room they took me right in.
I saw Dr. Alan J. Kanouff. Due for a follow up and he’s got to be one of the nicest and best caring Dr that I have. He takes his time, explains everything and you don’t leave with any unanswered questions. The staff is just as friendly.
Excellent staff, very helpful Drs highly skilled
Wonderful Staff, Excellent Doctors!! Doctor Michael Zlupko is super nice and explains everything in great detail, in terms we can understand! Truly appreciate the excellent care they give here. Thank you!
Published: February 24, 2019
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