The following websites are provided to assist our patients in finding more information from local and national sources for various pulmonary-related conditions.
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
Lungcancer.org: http://www.lungcancer.org/ National Cancer Institute: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung Austin Cancer Centers: http://www.austincancercenters.com/ Texas Oncology: http://www.texasoncology.com/seton-willamson/medical-team.aspx
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 Association: http://www.phassociation.org/
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.