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!