Pulmonology

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Pulmonology specialists diagnose and treat several issues related to breathing and sleep. Their expertise lies in the general functioning of your child’s respiratory system. They treat underlying problems that cause difficulty breathing including asthma, cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular conditions, and chronic lung disease associated with premature birth.

Our pulmonologists visit three of our statewide specialty clinics in Monroe, Hammond and Lafayette to treat children from across Louisiana. This means you can receive specialty care, no matter where you live.

Diagnoses and Treatments

  • Apnea of prematurity
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Congenital Lung Malformations
  • Cough or Wheezing
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dysphagia/Pulmonary Aspiration
  • Exercise-induced dyspnea
  • Hypoxemia
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Stridor/Noisy breathing
  • Structural airway abnormalities
  • Thoracic insufficiency
  • Technology dependent/Ventilator Dependent/Tracheostomy Management

Tests and Procedures

Helpful Links

Hear Dr. Jessica Brown speak about sleep disorders in children

Hear Dr. Carrion speak about pediatric asthma

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health Pulmonology
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 406
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 765-3456

Jessica Brown, DO, MPH

Andres Carrion, MD

Thomas Horsman, MD

Connie Brunson, PA

Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Monroe

2600 Tower Drive, Suite 215
Monroe, LA 71201
(225) 765-6834

Andres Carrion, MD

Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Lafayette
5000 Ambassador Caffrey Blvd., Suite 101
Lafayette, LA 70508
(225) 765-3456

Thomas Horsman, MD

Pediatric Specialty Clinic – Hammond
15800 Professional Plaza
Hammond, LA 70403
(225) 765-3456

Jessica Brown, DO, MPH


Additional Resources

Asthma Education Handbook

Is Your Child’s Asthma Under Control?

Does My Child Have Asthma?

The Berken Family: A Story of Faith