Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving your healthcare needs since 1890.

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine


275 Mammoth Road, Suite #1
Manchester, NH 03109

Phone: 603-663-3222
Fax: 603-663-3229




Because kids have breathing problems too...

Children are not simply little adults and may have a different reason for their cough or difficulty breathing. For this reason, they may need a specialist well trained in pediatric pulmonary disease.


Designed for children and adolescents...

If your child has breathing problems, or a possible problem with his or her lungs, your pediatrician or family doctor may refer you to the pulmonary clinic for further evaluation. Pediatric pulmonologists diagnose, treat, and manage children from birth to 21 years old with breathing and lung diseases. New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is proud to provide the community with the services of our board certified pediatric pulmonologist who has completed extensive training in all aspects of pediatric respiratory problems.

Pediatric pulmonologists often treat children with the following conditions:

  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Recurring pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
  • Asthma
  • Exercise-related breathing problems
  • Apnea
  • Chronic lung disease in premature infants
  • Noisy breathing / wheezing
  • Congenital Lung Anomalies
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Conditions that require special equipment to monitor and/or help with breathing at home such as neuromuscular disorders


In times of need…

A pediatric practice that can manage a complex pulmonary problems while collaborating with other pediatric specialists and your pediatrician to provide exemplary care. All close to home.




Services

The Pediatric Pulmonary department at Elliot Health System is available for both hospital and office based consultation. We strive to meet your child's and family's needs for information, recommendations, and support through evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Our goal is to normalize your child’s activity level and promote sustained respiratory wellness.

Procedures we perform include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Exercise testing
  • Methacoline airway challenges
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Pediatric sleep evaluations
  • Hypnosis therapy for vocal cord dysfunction and habit cough

Procedures and clinic evaluations can be coordinated with multiple subspecialists such as pediatric gastroenterology, otolaryngology (ENT) and pediatric surgery as needed.

The Little Lungs Program
The Little Lung Program at Elliot Health System is a multidisciplinary approach to maximize the growth and development of the respiratory system of children with a history of premature birth. We partner with local pediatricians and family practitioners to care for high risk infants and children. The program allows coordination of care between primary care providers, other subspecialists, social work and nutrition.

In accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Elliot Health System offers prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) with monthly Synagis® injections. For certain high-risk pediatric patients, RSV infection may cause significant lower respiratory tract disease and lead to hospitalization.




Office Hours:

Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



 

Meet Our Providers


Bugsu Ovunc, MD, PhD

Education:
Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey; Doctor of Medicine 2007
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Doctor of Philosophy 2012

Internships:
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency:
Boston Children’s Combined Residency Program, Pediatrics, Boston, MA

Fellowships:
Boston Children’s Hospital, Division of Respiratory Diseases, Boston, MA


Lisa M. Waller

Lisa joined Elliot Hospital and New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children in October 2011. Prior to this, Lisa was working with Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta- Scottish Rite Hospital. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Health Management in Policy in 2000. She received her Masters of Medical Science at Emory University School of Medicine and her national board certification in 2004.

Lisa has been involved with both the inpatient and outpatient pulmonary care of complex children for over five years. She has particular interest in asthma, cystic fibrosis, ciliary disease, chronic lung disease of prematurity and the pulmonary sequelae of muscular disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She additionally serves on the Board of Directors for Zebra Crossings. Zebra Crossings, based in Dover NH, is a non-profit organization that provides year long enrichment programs for children with chronic health conditions.

   

Useful Websites

Asthma and Allergy Links
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

American Lung Association, Asthma- General Info

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

New Hampshire Asthma Collaborative

Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF)

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
PCD Foundation