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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 health care to patients with respiratory disorders.


What is NAMDRC?

Established over three decades ago, 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.

NAMDRC members, all physicians, work in close to 2,000 hospitals nationwide, primarily in respiratory care departments and critical/intensive care units. They also have responsibilities for sleep labs, management of blood gas laboratories, pulmonary rehabilitation services, and other respiratory related services.

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