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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Appropriate use of inhaled anticholinergics with B-agonists and inhaled steroids
2) Objective measures of severity with spirometry and peak flow
3) Global Initiative For Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1) Chest x-ray
2) Spirometry
3) 6 minute walk test to assess for hypoxia in moderate or symptomatic COPD
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
2) NIH: What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
Appointment Timeframe <1 month
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records, pulmonary function tests and chest x-rays to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-355
Patients: Dyspnea Clinic: 734-763-7668, 888-284-5864
Clinic Location Sites Pulmonary Clinic at Taubman Center
UM Consulting Physician Pulmonary Faculty
Revised on: 01/09/2015



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