Tenet Florida Physician Services has a network of board certified pulmonologists that specialize in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, including the nose, throat and pharynx.

Utilizing some of the latest in pulmonary diagnostic techniques and procedures, our Florida pulmonary specialists determine the proper diagnosis and establish a course of treatment for pulmonary disease to restore the patient to optimal health as quickly as possible. They work closely with thoracic surgeons and oncologists to coordinate care. Tests and procedures performed by our pulmonologists include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Sleep testing/polysomnography
  • CT scans
  • PET scans

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When to See a Pulmonologist?

Your primary care doctor may refer to you to a pulmonologist if you have asthma or diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis or emphysema. 

You might see one of our pulmonary specialists for conditions including:
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Sleep apnea
  • COPD – emphysema & chronic bronchitis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure due to illnesses arising from the neuromuscular system
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Smoking cessation
When you see a Tenet Florida Physician Services pulmonologist about your lung and breathing problems, we will work to manage your condition and help you to:
  • Decrease respiratory symptoms and complications 
  • Encourage self-management and control over daily activities
  • Improve physical conditioning and exercise performance
  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Decrease fatigue
  • Increase endurance


Disease & Conditions

  • High Blood Pressure

Pulmonology Team

Steven B. Gittler

Steven B. Gittler, MD, FCCP

Specialty: Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
Location: Hollywood

Brian M. Gotkin

Brian M. Gotkin, MD, FCCP

Specialty: Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
Location: Hollywood