Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
1. Evaluate patients who are current or former smokers, and those who develop frequent viral infections, for symptoms that may indicate COPD or related conditions.
2. Prepare treatment plans that include a combination approach to therapy for patients who have COPD.
3. Evaluate training needs to administer spirometry tests and interpret and validate results in symptomatic patients.
4. Counsel patients who have COPD on the importance of quitting smoking and receiving annual vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia.
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Dana E. King, MD, MS, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, West Virginia University Health Science Center, Morgantown
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