National Association of Medical Direction for Respiratory Care

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There are many resources available for those who suffer from respiratory diseases. Support organizations and informational websites exist for nearly every major disease. We'll help guide you to the resources you need.


The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care (NAMDRC) is a national organization of physicians whose mission is to educate its members and address regulatory, legislative and payment issues that relate to the delivery of healthcare to patients with respiratory disorders.


  • Location: 8618 Westwood Center Drive, Suite 210, Vienna, VA 22182-2222
  • Primary Emphasis: For more than a quarter of a century NAMDRC has emphasized quality patient care. The Association is dedicated to providing support for pulmonologists and other physicians who provide clinical and management leadership in respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. Specifically, NAMDRC focuses on issues of importance to the individual practitioner, as well as a range of pulmonary related care services including:
    • Respiratory Care, Respiratory Home Health Care, Long Term Respiratory Care Services
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO), Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Pulmonary Physiology Assessments, Critical Care, Ventilator Management, Sleep Disorders
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Additional Respiratory Resources Info:

The more you learn about the air you breathe to more you can protect your health, view the American Lung Association's State of the Air Infographic for more information about air pollution in the United States.

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