For many people, a primary care or family physician may treat their breathing condition. Others will see a pulmonologist (lung specialist), allergist, or cardiologist (heart specialist) to treat shortness of breath and other breathing conditions.
However, occasionally the breathing difficulty arises from the upper trachea, larynx (voice box including the vocal cords), or the pharynx (throat). When this happens, voice specialists will treat the condition.
Some examples of conditions in the “upper airway” treated by the Duke Voice Care Center include:
Treatment may involve medical, surgical, or behavior modifications or voice therapy.
A physician will treat any obstructions to the airway requiring removal. A speech pathologist will address problems such as VCD, where exercises and breathing strategies can alleviate the breathing difficulty.
Call 919-684-3834 (local) or 800-385-3646 (toll-free) to make an appointment with a voice care specialist in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond. Learn more about appointments with Duke Voice Care Center specialists.
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: