Dr. Heather M Thomas MD
Pulmonologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Pulmonology988095 Nebraska Medical Ctr Omaha NE, 68198
Dr. Heather Thomas practices Pediatric Pulmonology in Omaha, NE. Dr. Thomas 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
Medical School:,University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,Residency:,Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont College of Medicine - Family Medicine MD
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Childrens Hosp Med Ctr, Pediatric Pulmonology; Univ Of Ne Med Ctr, Pediatrics
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- Prevention of Croup
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- What is Cystic Fibrosis?
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- Croup: Making a Diagnosis
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