Gawlicki Family COPD Disease Management Program
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a progressive disease that requires a lifetime of management. Our multidisciplinary team of pulmonologists, an APRN, an RN Care coordinator, respiratory therapists, psychologists, dietitians, and others manage your care and plan your individualized treatment to minimize the effects and slow the progression of chronic lung disease. We utilize the GOLD standards to diagnose and treat all stages of COPD.
How We Treat
The outpatient COPD program offers diagnostic services and creates an individualized treatment plan for your COPD. Wellness visits include an assessment of the overall impact of your COPD, and works to reduce symptoms and maximize your quality of life. We offer RN care coordination to communicate test results and plan of care, and make referrals as needed to your primary care physician (PCP) and/or other specialties; on-site pulmonary rehabilitation if recommended by the pulmonologist; oxygen monitoring; durable medical equipment ordering, education, and respiratory support and follow up. You may also come in for sick visits for COPD exacerbations to help prevent hospital readmission or ER visits. If you require acute hospitalization for any issues regarding your COPD, you may be directly admitted to our inpatient unit from a hospital ER, or from a physician’s office for symptom management. Our staff will help coordinate with your PCP and/or home care agency.
- We follow the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease standards
- Pulmonary Exercise Program (PEP) to maintain a physical fitness level that was achieved during this program
- Pulmonary Outpatient Weight Reduction (POWR) and nutritional support
- Support Groups