Barrett Larson, MD, specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Avera Medical Group Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine in Sioux Falls, SD. This health care field focuses on treating conditions related to the pulmonary and respiratory system, which involves structures that help you breathe well.
So when it comes to caring for the lungs, trachea and related structures, trust Dr. Larson for effective solutions for:
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Lung damage post severe COVID-19
- Lung nodules
- Pulmonary fibrosis
Treating Patients with Patience
“What I enjoy about being a doctor is the patient relationships you develop,” said Dr. Larson. “These relationships can last years to a lifetime, so it’s a rewarding part of the job.”
He understands a complex diagnosis can cause feelings of uncertainty, fear and helplessness. To instill a sense of hope and confidence, Dr. Larson educates each patient on their condition and course of treatment. He also believes in the importance of sitting with patients and allowing them to ask questions and air their concerns.
“One of the best ways people process something is by talking; expressing themselves,” he said. “I’m honored I can be there for them when they’re in that vulnerable place.”
When he’s not working, Dr. Larson enjoys spending time with his family and investing his heart into their activities and goals. As for personal interests, you might find him outdoors either hunting, fishing or boating.