The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program is dedicated to providing the full range of diagnostic and management services for COPD, a disease affecting more than 24 million Americans. COPD is under-diagnosed and misdiagnosed; our diagnostic approach focuses on confirming or excluding COPD and considering not only other respiratory conditions but also non-lung causes of patients’ problems.
COPD is under-treated. Our coordinated care program teaches proper medication usage to help patients manage their chronic disease effectively. In addition, we develop personalized treatment plans depending on the unique features of each patient. Treatments include pulmonary rehabilitation and management of non-respiratory medical conditions impacting health. We effectively employ novel therapies and seek to develop new treatments.