Cape Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

Comprehensive Sleep Medicine in Cape Girardeau

In collaboration with the Sleep Disorders Center at Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine provides specialty care to patients with problems related to breathing and sleeping. Highly skilled physicians work in conjunction with respiratory therapists and sleep technologists to offer comprehensive care, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases, such as asthma, chronic cough, cystic fibrosis, and tuberculosis
  • Respiratory therapy services
  • Assessment and diagnosis of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and nocturnal myoclonus
  • Sleep studies in the southeast Missouri region’s only American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)-accredited lab
  • General pulmonology, sleep medicine, and critical care medicine for patients and those receiving long-term acute care at Landmark Hospital

Minimally Invasive Biopsy with Ion

A pulmonologist operates the Intuitive Ion System
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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, only 16 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage.

Utilizing the Ion endoluminal system, Saint Francis is able to offer minimally invasive biopsies for the detection of lung cancer. The flexible robotic end reaches far into the peripheral lung, where more than 70 percent of nodules exist. By navigating to difficult-to-reach areas of the lung, providers can better diagnose lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.

Yearly low-dose CT screenings are recommended for individuals aged 50 to 80 who currently smoke or have quit in the past 15 years and have at least a 20-pack-year smoking history. If a low-dose CT detects a lung nodule, a biopsy follows to determine if the nodule is benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).


Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Reviews for Cape Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine

Peggy Lee

Great service, appointment on time. Takes time to explain treatment.would recommend.

Kimberly Barr

It was very clean and the reception was very polite

Kim Rigdon

I was called back about 10 minutes early, which was great. The doctor saw me about 5 minutes early. Dr. Graham is very personable and easy to understand and very likable.

Dan Hinton

Staff and Dr. Bittle are very knowledgeable and professional, I have always received the best of treatment.

Connie Friedrich

Excellent care and very caring!

Carol Johnson

I highly recommend this doctor, he explains everything in detail so you understand, he really cares about your health, an well-being, very good doctor.

Wil H

Dr Bittle and his staff were great. I was able to get in quickly and Dr Bittle answered all my questions and set my mind at ease over a few concerns I had about the CPAP machine.

Kayla Huffman

I really enjoy going to this office. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dr Graham is great.

Shirley Eddy

We find Dr. Bittle to be a very concerned and caring doctor. He listens to your concerns, and he responds with ways we can improve our condition in between doctor visits. He gives clear and direct explanations, so we can understand and work to improve our quality of life.

Cynthia Warren

She very good and has helped me so much.. thank you for having such a good employees