Pulmonology is a medical specialty that is concerned with treating illnesses and diseases that are afflicting the respiratory tract. Pulmonologists are specialists regarding conditions like asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and emphysema, as well as having expertise in life support and mechanical ventilation. They are also usually involved with internal medicine.

Kernodle Clinic Pulmonology Department focuses on providing expert examination and testing to determine your pulmonary condition. After determining a diagnosis for your pulmonary condition, our pulmonologist will provide the services needed to return your respiratory system to optimal functioning. To learn more about the other services our pulmonology department offers, visit our patient services page.

Dr. Herbon Fleming received his medical degree from the Meharry Medical College, and performed his internship and residency with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also had a fellowship with the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fleming is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Medical Association.


We are dedicated to our patients’ long-term health care. Chest pain, respiratory infection, or anything else related to the respiratory system can be highly uncomfortable and dangerous, as well as causing daily life to be a struggle. Our specialists will work together in order to treat you as optimally as possible.


Is honored to have your trust, appreciates your loyalty to our practice and is grateful to share in your health care.

Will continue our multi-specialty providers’ well respected long standing history of excellent service for Alamance county and neighboring communities.

Plans for the future with serving and strengthening relationships with the individuals and families of our community within the changing health care system.

Kernodle Clinic Department of Pulmonology is located in Burlington, NC. Our Burlington, NC location is conveniently located right off of Interstate 40/85.

Kernodle Clinic has a 60+ year history of quality medical care. Our innovative multi-specialty clinic staffs more than 50 medical providers in 15 areas of practice. Our use of Electronic Medical Records allows us to quickly access your medical records if you are a patient with Pulmonology or any other Kernodle Clinic Department.

As a courtesy to our patients, we do file insurance claims directly to all insurance plans, even those that do not include Kernodle Clinic physicians in their network. However, your copayment, coinsurance and deductible costs may be higher if Kernodle Clinic is not in your network.  You should check with your insurance carrier to confirm that Kernodle Clinic is in your network.  Please bring your health insurance information with you to all of your appointments.

We always welcome new patients to our practice and accept private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and self-pay options for services. If you are an established patient and would like to schedule an appointment through our website request form, please allow our staff 24 hours (business days) to respond, including Spanish interpreter availability. You may also schedule an appointment by calling our office directly at 336-538-2408.

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