“I no longer feel defeated and hopeless. The excellent care I receive makes all the difference. I don’t just exist, I thrive. I’m living with COPD, not dying from COPD. Thank you!”
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more commonly known as COPD, is a condition that makes it difficult to empty air out of the lungs. COPD may be chronic bronchitis, emphysema or a combination of both conditions. Because of airflow obstruction, COPD can lead to shortness of breath or feeling tired as you work harder to breathe.
Why Choose Us for COPD Care
- We are the only obstructive airway disease clinic in the area specializing in severe cases of COPD.
- You’ll have some of the region’s best pulmonologists (lung doctors) working closely together to coordinate your care.
- COPD patients at risk for lung cancer undergo a screening so that malignancies can be ruled out.
- If you’re a smoker, our smoking cessation program provides the support you need to quit for good.
What to Expect
At the Hospital
We do everything we can to prevent the need for hospitalization. If you do need to be admitted to the hospital for COPD, you will be treated by doctors who specialize in inpatient care. They will request our help in your care plan, a member of our team will pay you a visit and we will all work together to help you recover. After your discharge, we continue to work closely with your admitting physician to oversee your care until your next clinic appointment.
In Our Clinic
With every clinic appointment, our primary goal is to prevent your COPD from advancing. Each visit includes a look at your personalized treatment plan, which we adjust as needed based on your test results and other assessments. We want every appointment to help you live a healthier life with COPD.
Take the Next Step
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, cough or mucus production that does not go away, these are common signs of COPD. Ask your primary care provider if a referral to the Advanced Lung Disease Center is right for you. One of our providers will be glad to evaluate your symptoms and advise you on a care plan at our clinic.