Breathing problems can be scary! That’s why you should seek out help immediately. At MedNorth Urgent Care, we offer quick and effective treatments for breathing problems. Common reasons to seek our medical help include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Labored breathing
  • Lingering chest pain

Our on-site lab and digital x-ray system allow us to efficiently diagnose and treat the cause of your or your child’s breathing problems. Whether it’s the result of an asthma attack, pneumonia, bronchitis, or something else, Dr. Shane Hill, Dr. Scott Rundle, and our team of medical experts are equipped to quickly step in and treat a wide range of breathing issues. If you or a family member are experiencing trouble breathing, visit our Kalispell, MT office right away.


When you come in with breathing problems, it’s our goal to see you as soon as possible. As we begin your appointment, we’ll listen to your breathing, review your symptoms, and establish whether you should seek emergency care or if it’s safe to treat you in our office. From there, we’ll likely do an x-ray, check your pulse, and take blood samples. Using our on-site labs, we can get results to these tests rather quickly. These tests will help us determine what the cause of your breathing issues is so we can suggest a course of action. Oftentimes, with breathing problems, we will recommend one or more of the following:

  • Antibiotics
  • Asthma inhaler
  • Oral steroids
  • Quitting smoking
  • Oxygen therapy


How do you diagnose my condition?

MedNorth Urgent Care will provide you with a diagnosis after a thorough physical examination. We also learn about your medical history and perform diagnostic tests as necessary. Treatment options depend on your diagnosis, but our specialists work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs.

How do you treat asthma?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as asthma treatment vary based on the symptoms and severity of your condition. Common treatments for asthma include using an inhaler or other medication to open the airways and avoiding triggers that can cause an attack. We also help you take proactive steps to keep you healthy.

How can I quit smoking?

If smoking is causing your breathing problems or making them worse, our team can recommend tips and strategies to help you quit in Kalispell, MT. This includes quitting smoking cold turkey or using nicotine replacement products, like patches or gum. We also offer support with achieving this life-changing goal.


If you’re experiencing difficulties breathing, don’t delay in seeking medical attention. At MedNorth Urgent Care, we have the latest technologies and tools to help assist you or your family member if you find yourself in this situation. Conveniently located in Kalispell, MT, we are here to help men, women, and children in northwest Montana. Drs. Shane Hill and Scott Rundle and their medical team can diagnose and treat a number of breathing issues right inside their Kalispell, MT office.