Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia occurs when a bacterial or viral infection causes the lung’s air sacs to become inflamed. Symptoms vary depending on age, but may include cough, chest pain, fever, and shortness of breath, among others.

At the Atlantic Respiratory Institute, we offer services designed to prevent hospitalization, if possible, and treat the underlying source of the infection.

Diagnostic Tests for Pneumonia

  • Chest X-rays
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Blood or lab tests

Pneumonia Treatment

Treatment for pneumonia depends on if its bacterial or viral in nature. Our pulmonologists typically prescribe oral antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, but in severe cases requiring hospitalization, intravenous antibiotics and oxygen therapy may be necessary. Hospital stays are less frequent with viral pneumonia, which can usually be treated with over the counter pain medications and rest at home. We also provide pneumonia vaccines for older, high-risk patients looking to prevent the disease.

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