Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease in which continual swelling blocks airflow from the lungs. This disease affects 5 percent of the U.S. population and is the third leading cause of death.
COPD requires education, support and self-management to maintain health and quality of life.
COPD management helps patients and caregivers understand the disease by providing access to tests, treatments, medications, rehabilitation and education.
Our respiratory therapists and educators work one-on-one with you to reduce your hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Family and caregivers are encouraged to attend COPD management appointments to make sure they are familiar with the disease and able to recognize signs and symptoms.
For more information about COPD management, call 239-343-0765.