Medical and Neurological Critical Care
Critical care medicine is an area of medicine concerned with the provision of life support or organ support systems in patients who are critically ill and who usually require intensive monitoring. Mechanical ventilation may be required if a patient’s unassisted breathing is insufficient to oxygenate the blood.
Chest Medicine Associates physicians are part of multi-professional teams in Maine Medical Center’s Special Care Unit that use knowledge, technology and compassion to provide timely, safe, effective and efficient patient-centered care. All of Chest Medicine Associate’s physicians are trained in critical care medicine. They are either Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine, or are Board eligible and must obtain certification within their first two years of employment with the practice.
Inpatient Pulmonary Consultation Services
The physicians of Chest Medicine Associates provides inpatient pulmonary consultation services at Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital for conditions such as COPD, asthma, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, pleural effusions, interstitial lung disease, lung masses, respiratory failure, and sleep apnea.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
In conjunction with New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (NERHP), Chest Medicine Associates provides quality inpatient and outpatient physical rehabilitation services for all CMA patients.
Located on the hospital’s ground floor, the center includes a spacious therapeutic gymnasium, individual treatment areas, and physician offices to provide a full range of therapeutic services, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech/Language Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Case Management
For more information on our pulmonary rehabilitation services, please visit the NERHP website at www.nerhp.org.
NERHP’s Outpatient Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for individuals with diverse diagnoses. Our results-oriented therapy programs help people improve their level of function and reclaim their role in the community, at home and at work. NERHP is Joint Commission accredited with a disease-specific certification in stroke care and licensed by the State of Maine.
Your ability to breathe affects the quality of your life. Our highly skilled physicians and nurses continually strive to provide quality patient care for the health and function of your lungs and respiratory system. Our partnerships and affiliations allow us to take your care one step further.
Learn about the hospital services we offer below.
Physician Teaching Program
Chest Medicine Associates coordinates and participates in the Maine Medical Center (MMC) Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training program. Fellows are physicians who have already completed training in internal medicine and are now receiving additional training to become specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Fellows evaluate and follow patients in the outpatient pulmonary setting under the supervision of attending physicians at Chest Medicine Associates.
When you are evaluated at Chest Medicine Associates, an MMC pulmonary/critical care fellow or resident physician may be assisting the attending physician whom you are scheduled to see at your visit. If you have questions regarding this program, please speak with the attending physician at Chest Medicine Associates at the time of your visit.
Tuberculosis and Cystic Fibrosis Clinics
In addition to our outpatient practice at 100 Foden Road in South Portland, Chest Medicine Associates’ pulmonologists staff the Tuberculosis (TB) clinic and the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program situated at Maine Medical Center.
For more information, please see the following links:
- The Maine Medical Center Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program:
- Listen as Dr. Jonathan Zuckerman discusses the latest treatments and symptom management options for adults with Cystic Fibrosis:
- The Northern New England CF Consortium website: