COPD Outpatient Center
What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is not a single disease but
rather a group of lung diseases that blocks airflow as you exhale and
makes it increasingly difficult to breathe.
COPD cannot be treated as if it's just one problem in need of one treatment.
Therefore, the COPD Outpatient Center offers patients comprehensive education
and reinforcement of self care for their multiple disease symptoms to
improve quality of life.
Why should I go to the COPD Outpatient Center?
COPD is a complex and progressive disease. Every time a patient with COPD
experiences acute difficulty breathing and returns to the hospital, a
portion of your lung function disappears. The COPD Outpatient Center will
help you stay out of the hospital and ensure you are receiving the most
benefit from your and treatments. Additionally, the COPD Outpatient Center
works with your physician to better control breathing problems, thereby
avoiding hospital visits. A physician referral is necessary to come to
What are the goals of the COPD Outpatient Center?
The Center has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the COPD patients
and uses the standards from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive
Lung Disease (GOLD). The Center incorporates variety of resources in the
outpatient setting to:
- Reduce your chance of being admitted to the hospital for COPD
- Make sure you receive the right equipment and medication(s) to fit your
- Detect and address when your COPD worsens or “flares up”
- Provide education to you and your family members
- Help with the affordability of medications
- Improve your quality of life
Hours of operation:
7 a.m.-–3 p.m.
440-816-6743 for an appointment.