Pulmonology Care

Our pulmonary team offers expert, compassionate treatment for a variety of lung diseases and conditions.




Why choose Adena Pulmonology Services?

If you are having trouble breathing, it’s hard to focus on living your best life. Any disease or disorder that limits your lung function is known as a pulmonary (lung) disease. The experienced and caring pulmonologists at Adena are here for you. They can diagnose and treat chronic and long-term lung disease and disorders, and they can also empower you with the knowledge and care you need to breathe easier and stay as comfortable as possible.


Lung Cancer: Early Detection and Prevention

Lung cancer, one of the most common and serious types of cancer, requires timely detection and intervention. At Adena, we understand the importance of early diagnosis and have established a dedicated lung cancer screening program tailored for those at heightened risk. Utilizing state-of-the-art, low-dose CT chest scans, we ensure a thorough yet minimally invasive examination, prioritizing patient comfort and safety.

But our commitment to lung health doesn't stop at detection. We believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness. Recognizing that prevention is the best cure, Adena offers a range of educational opportunities aimed at lung cancer risk reduction. Our programs emphasize:

  • Tobacco Cessation: Smoking remains the leading cause of lung cancer. Our cessation programs provide resources and support to help individuals quit smoking and embrace a tobacco-free lifestyle.
  • Nutritional Guidance: A balanced diet, rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients, can play a pivotal role in cancer prevention. Our nutritionists offer personalized advice to fortify your body against potential threats.
  • Physical Activity: Regular exercise enhances lung capacity and overall respiratory health. Our fitness experts can guide you through routines that bolster lung function.
  • Environmental Awareness: Limiting exposure to harmful environmental factors, such as pollutants and carcinogens, is crucial. We provide insights into creating a healthier living environment, emphasizing the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Breath of Fresh Air for Asthma Patients

Asthma, a chronic respiratory condition, can significantly impact the quality of life. For those who find their asthma symptoms resistant to standard treatments, Adena introduces Bronchial Thermoplasty. This innovative procedure offers a promising solution.

Conducted over three outpatient sessions, Bronchial Thermoplasty involves a physician gently inserting a bronchoscope through the mouth or nose, guiding it into the lungs. Once positioned, mild heat is applied to the airway walls, effectively reducing excessive smooth muscle tissue. By decreasing the amount of this muscle, the procedure minimizes the constriction of airways, especially during exposure to asthma triggers or during an attack. The result? Enhanced airway stability and a significant reduction in asthma flare-ups.

At Adena, our mission is to provide comprehensive care, ensuring that every patient breathes easier and lives a fuller, healthier life.

Conditions Treated

Our pulmonary team offers expert, compassionate treatment for a variety of lung diseases and conditions, including:


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  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Complications from COVID-19
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shiftwork Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Vasculitis

Navigating COPD: Diagnosis and Management

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung condition that affects the airflow in and out of the lungs. The primary culprits behind COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both of which obstruct the respiratory pathways. Diagnosing COPD involves a combination of physical examinations and specific diagnostic tests such as chest X-rays, CT scans, and pulmonary function tests.

Early identification and intervention are crucial in managing COPD. By addressing the condition in its initial stages, patients can significantly alleviate symptoms and reduce the risk of associated complications, including other respiratory diseases, lung cancer, and cardiovascular issues.

Recognizing the Symptoms of COPD

It's essential to be aware of the common indicators of COPD, which include:

  • Respiratory Distress: Experiencing shortness of breath, especially during physical activities.
  • Chest Discomfort: Feelings of tightness or constriction in the chest.
  • Morning Symptoms: Noticing an excessive amount of mucus, particularly in the mornings.
  • Audible Breathing: Wheezing or noisy breathing.
  • Recurrent Infections: Suffering from frequent respiratory infections.
  • Physical Changes: Observing a bluish tint on lips or fingernails, indicating decreased oxygen in the blood.

Awareness and timely medical consultation can make a significant difference in the quality of life for those living with COPD.

Services and Treatments

If you have a lung issue, you aren’t alone. Adena pulmonary disease teams offer services that can lessen your pain and recovery time, including:


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  • Bronchoscopy
  • COPD management
  • Critical Care
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Endobronchial valve (Zephyr valve)
  • Lung Cancer Screenings
  • Radial ultrasound-guided biopsy
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation

Our Pulmonology Providers

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Jesudoss, Rajinish MD

Jesudoss, Rajinish MD

Adena Regional Medical Center - Pulmonology
Pulmonology, Sleep
Jones, Brandi CNP

Jones, Brandi CNP

Adena Regional Medical Center - Pulmonology
Vadde, Rakesh MD, FCCP

Vadde, Rakesh MD, FCCP

Adena Regional Medical Center - Pulmonology

Our Locations

Our Locations

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Adena Fayette Medical Center

1430 Columbus Avenue
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Adena Fayette Medical Center - Medical Arts Building 1

1450 Columbus Avenue
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Adena Medical Office Building

272 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adena Regional Medical Center

272 Hospital Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Adena Specialty Clinic - Fayette

1510 Columbus Avenue, Suite 310, Suite 320, Suite 340
Washington Court House, OH 43160