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Community Memorial Pulmonology Practice cares for adults 16 and older.

The pulmonology office is located in the Hamilton Family Health Center building adjacent to the hospital.

Board certified pulmonary disease specialist Matas Morkevicius, MD oversees pulmonology practice, and care including non-invasive diagnostic testing. Dr. Morkevicius is available for inpatient, outpatient consults.

Recognizing the importance of coordinated care in providing the best evidence-based medicine for our patients, services are connected to and supported by Community Memorial Family Health Centers and Hospital Services, and accessible to the Crouse Health network of services as necessary.

Matas Morkevicius, MD
Matas Morkevicius, MD

Pulmonary conditions evaluated and treated include:

  • COPD, emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic cough
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • Sleep apnea
  • Lung nodules
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary sarcoidosis * Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Farmer’s lung disease
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • many others...

Pulmonary services provided:

  • Complete pulmonary function testing (spirometry, bronchodilator response, body box for lung volume, diffusion capacity, airway resistance measurement)
  • Methacholine challenge testing
  • Six-minute walk testing
  • Lung cancer screening program for smokers using low-dose CT scans
  • Xolair administration for asthma patients
  • Prolastin infusion therapy for COPD patients with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Inhaler teaching
  • Home oxygen Institution
  • Smoking cessation consultation
  • Arterial blood gas analysis

Contact Pulmonology

To make an appointment, call: (315) 841-4184.
Office Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Post COVID-19 Visitor PolicyEffective Friday, July 9, 2021

Visiting hours will be strictly enforced. Exceptions may be allowed on a case by case basis with leadership approval.

Visiting hours will only be as follows for Med/Surg and SCU:

  • Monday through Friday: 1pm – 7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm
  • Each patient will only be allowed two registered visitors at one time.
  • 1 visitor only to Amb/Surg. Ambulatory visitors will be screen in Ambulatory.
  • There is no restriction on the number of visitors per day.
  • Visitors must maintain social distancing of six feet, even in patients rooms.
  • Children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors are not permitted to visit and patient who is in isolation, unless exceptional circumstances and prior approval have been obtained.
  • Visitors are to remain in the patient room at all times unless directed by staff to leave due to a treatment.