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Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine

Breathing easy on a hikeTo make an appointment

Please have your primary care physician make a referral to a Pulmonary Medicine physician.

If you do not have a primary care physician but would like help in finding one, please call our registered nurses at HealthLine.


Family Member in ICU?

Should you need to speak with your loved one's doctor in the ICU, please call our main phone number and ask for the ICU Nurse's Station


The Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders Medicine is comprised of the most extensive team of pulmonary and critical care specialists in the region. These specialists diagnose and treat diseases and conditions that affect lung health, breathing, and sleep.

Whether your condition is treated and managed through our outpatient clinic or your condition requires hospitalization in our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit, you can feel confident in the quality of the care you receive for your respiratory disease or critical care illness.

Diseases and Conditions Treated by Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders specialists


Outreach Clinics

Pulmonologists travel to various locations for appointments with patients. Should you live in one of the locations listed below, your primary care care provider can make a referral to one of our Outreach Clinics.

  • Pulmonary Medicine - Glasgow and Glendive, MT
  • Sleep Medicine - Livingston, MT and Cody, WY
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Bozeman and Great Falls, MT

Intensive Care Unit

If you or a family member require hospitalization due to critical illness, you will be cared for in Billings Clinic's 24-bed intensive care unit. This unit was designed to be the best in nation unit to care for the sickest of patients. In addition to each room being equipped with state-of-the-art technology, special space was created for your family members allowing them to stay comfortable at your bedside.

Billings Clinic’s Intensive Care Unit has earned the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, placing it among top ICU's in the nation for the highest quality patient outcomes possible and demonstrated excellence and innovation.

About Critical Care Medicine Specialists

Critical care medicine specialists (also called intensivists) are medical doctors who specialize in the care of people who are in an intensive care unit (ICU).

When a person is very ill and has to spend time in an ICU, he or she is cared for by a critical care medicine specialist. After the person is transferred from ICU to a regular hospital unit, another doctor or health professional will continue to manage your care.

Most critical care specialists are pulmonologists (specializing in lung disease), cardiologists (specializing in heart disease), or neurologists (specializing in brain and nerve diseases). Critical care specialists may also first specialize in another area of medicine (such as anesthesiology, internal medicine, or pediatrics) and then hold a sub-specialist certificate in critical care medicine.

Critical care medicine specialists are board-certified through one of the boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (such as the American Board of Internal Medicine).