Thomas3.20.2010

Don't Trust your Doctor to Know!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Apr 1, 2011

The National Institute of Health reports:

 

  

 Primary care physicians and NPs/PAs working in primary care

  

continue to report lack of awareness and use of COPD guidelines, as well as

  

correct information related to COPD epidemiology or potential benefits of

  

available treatments including pulmonary rehabilitation. It is unlikely that

  

diagnosis and management of COPD will improve in primary care until these

  

knowledge gaps and discrepancies with published efficacy of therapy issues

  

are addressed. 

  

Please take the lead! Advocate for yourself and specifically request a Spirometry Test at your next physical! Over HALF of the population with COPD are undiagnosed! Early diagnosis can increase the quality of your life in every way! We exers can't keep our heads in the sand!

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