Dr. Scott Sheets practices Pediatric Pulmonology in West Des Moines, IA. Dr. Sheets treats children who have breathing problems, or a problem with his or her lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with chronic cough, difficulty breathing, recurring pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, apnea, chronic lung disease in premature infants, noisy breathing, and conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home.
Education and Training
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 1993
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1993
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (copd)
- Univ Iowa Hosps & Clinics, Pediatric Pulmonology; Wm Beaumont Army Med Ctr, Pediatrics
- University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
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