Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic - Greenville, KY - Owensboro Health

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Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic

The Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic in Greenville, KY, has been in operation since 1975 as a department of Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. The clinic strives to minimize the effects of pulmonary impairment not only in coal miners but also in other individuals with pulmonary disease. It's under the direction of board-certified pulmonologist Dr. Sanjay Chavda.

Respiratory Clinic Services

  • Diagnostic testing for the Department of Labor and Department of Human Resources
  • Urine collection site for drug screening
  • History and physical examination
  • Chest X-ray with B-Read interpretation
  • Complete pulmonary function testing including lung volume measurements and diffusion capacity.
  • Arterial blood gas analysis (resting and with exercise)
  • Sputum cytology
  • TB skin testing
  • Routine blood studies
  • Oximetry evaluations
  • EKG
  • Outreach
  • Benefits counseling
  • Rehabilitation (see Pulmonary Rehabilitation) and treatment
  • Education
  • Medication management
  • Anatomy and Physiology as it relates to the participants' disease
  • Energy conservation, time management, and work simplification strategies
  • Smoking cessation
  • Bronchial hygiene and breathing techniques
  • Relaxation and Stress management.
  • Home oxygen therapies
  • Pulmonary disease and sexual activities
  • Pulmonary equipment maintenance
  • Diagnostic cardiology exam

Coal Miners' Respiratory Clinic Staff

  • Donald Givens, Director
  • Kim Brumfield, R.N.
  • Malinda Hale, RN, BSN.
  • Sandra Gootee, R.R.T.
  • Paige Bilbro, C.R.T.
  • Martha Roberts, R.N.; Outreach/Education
  • Laura Creager, Benefits Counselor

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Staff

  • Sandra Gootee, R.R.T.
  • Paige Bilbro, C.R.T.
  • Kim Brumfield, R.N.
  • Malinda Hale, B.S.N.
  • Mary McPherson, R.N.

Clinic Accreditation

  • Federal Black Lung testing site
  • Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims testing site

Department Contact Information

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, as needed
  • Flexible to meet the needs of participants
  • Phone: 270-338-8300