Pulmonary Medicine

Why St. Joseph Hospital

At St. Joseph Hospital Pulmonary Medicine, our experienced physicians and staff have provided high quality and compassionate pulmonary and sleep disorder care to the local community for decades. With in-office testing and a state-of-the-art sleep lab, we can offer everything you need right here in Nashua.

Our pulmonary medicine team helps to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions and diseases of the lungs. We specialize in pulmonary, or respiratory, and sleep disorder care. Our physicians are certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. 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
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplants
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

The Respiratory Therapy Department at St. Joseph Hospital specializes in treating both chronic lung problems and acute breathing problems. With inpatient and outpatient services, our therapists will design a care plan that’s right for your needs.

Those who suffer from chronic lung disease may benefit from our Pulmonary Rehab program. The program meets twice a week for eight weeks and includes individualized exercise programs to increase health and endurance, plus group presentations to teach patients about lung disease and symptom management.

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:

Committed to eliminating lung disease and improving quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire

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

Offers clear descriptions of sleep disorders and treatments

Meet Our Team

Our caring and compassionate Pulmonary Medicine team is here help treat all of your lung conditions in a safe and welcoming environment. To learn more about a provider, please click on one of the providers below.

Ghazwan Acash, MD, FCCP

InCare Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

Essam Ansari, MD, MPH

InCare Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

Christopher Daigle, MD

InCare Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

Dawne Hillsgrove, NP

InCare Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

Patrick Tangney, MD

InCare Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists

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