Pulmonary Medicine

Why St. Mary’s Health System

Our experienced physicians and staff have provided high quality and compassionate pulmonary and sleep disorder care to the local community for decades.Our pulmonary medicine team helps to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the lungs.

We’re Here to Help You Breathe Easier

We believe good patient care starts with listening and getting to know our patients’ unique circumstances and health needs. We deliver care with compassion and excellence. We look forward to meeting you and partnering with you to improve your health and quality of life.

Some of the most common pulmonary disorders include:

  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Asthma
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplants
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the Lungs
  • SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

Our Pulmonologists also treat sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, which can be caused by the condition of the lungs and respiratory system.

Sleep Disorders

The Respiratory Care department is staffed by full-time licensed respiratory care practitioners (RCP). Medical direction is provided by a board-certified pulmonologist. Inpatient respiratory care services are available twenty-four hours per day 365 days per year. Outpatient respiratory diagnostics are available through the Pulmonary Function Laboratory Monday through Friday.

Respiratory Care

Preparing for Your Appointment


We ask that you schedule routine appointments in advance. We make every effort to accommodate urgent appointment requests as soon as possible. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. If you expect to be delayed for your appointment, please call to let us know.

Office Visits

We want to help you make the most of every visit. Here are some tips to help you achieve this goal.

Before the Visit:

  • Please request a referral from your primary care physician if your insurance plan requires a referral.
  • Please check-in when you arrive. First-time patients should arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete new patient paperwork.
  • We ask that you bring your current insurance information and card to assist us in proper billing.

At the Time of Your Visit:

  • Please bring all medications, pills, creams, inhalers and over-the-counter medications that you are currently taking.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that can be removed easily, if necessary.

Other Pulmonary Resources

There are several websites that provide additional information regarding common pulmonary conditions and treatment options. We invite you to learn more by visiting any of the following resources:

Provides information on various conditions, research and statistics, plus programs and events

Offers clear descriptions of sleep disorders and treatments

Anthony Bekasiak, MD

St. Mary’s Pulmonary Medicine

Robert McArdle, DO

St. Mary’s Pulmonary Medicine

Carol Swicker, NP

St. Mary’s Pulmonary Medicine

(207) 777-8100
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