Resources

The following websites are provided to assist our patients in finding more information from local and national sources for various pulmonary-related conditions.

Asthma

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/ National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html Bronchial Thermoplasty: www.btforasthma.com

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

American Lung Association: http://www.lungusa.org/

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/copd/

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD): http://www.goldcopd.org

“The Pulmonary Paper”: http://www.pulmonarypaper.org

Pulmonary Fibrosis

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute : http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/ipf/ipf_whatis.html Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ “The Pulmonary Paper”: http://www.pulmonarypaper.org Austin Easy Breathers Pulmonary Support Group: http://www.seton.net/locations/outpatient_pulmonary_rehabilitation_center/#support_group

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: http://www.phassociation.org/

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

In 2012, Georgetown-St. David’s Hospital developed an active outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with advanced lung disease. Pulmonary Rehab programs across the United States have benefited patients in terms of quality of life. Programs typically lead to reduced symptoms, improved functional status, and reduced overall healthcare costs related to respiratory ailments. The program typically requires a referral from the patient’s pulmonologist with specific goals set by the pulmonologist as well as the program’s Medical Director (Dr. Esther Fields). For additional information regarding the program, patients may call 512-942-4161 at Georgetown-St. David’s Hospital or our office at 512-819-0132.

Sleep-related Problems

Georgetown Sleep Center: http://georgetownsleepcenter.com/ American Academy of Sleep Medicine: http://www.aasmnet.org/