Identifying and Testing for COPD in the Primary Care Setting
Part 1: Lung Health Updates for Primary Care Providers: Conversations with NHLBI
“Lung Health Updates for Primary Care Providers: Conversations with NHLBI” is a series of CME podcast episodes produced by Pri-Med in partnership with Learn More Breathe Better®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. In this episode on identifying and testing for COPD in primary care, we are joined by Dr. Antonello Punturieri, a Program Officer with NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases, and Dr. Byron Thomashow, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University Medical Center and Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the COPD Foundation. We’ll be discussing why primary care providers play such a crucial role in finding COPD cases among patients, the tools to help identify these cases, and the diagnostic criteria that points to starting appropriate treatments.
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Antonello Punturieri, MD: No financial relationships to disclose.
Byron Thomashow, MD: Consultant: RECKITT Health.
Pamela Kushner, MD: Stockholder: AstraZeneca.
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Learn More Breathe Better®, a program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health
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