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COPD Management

A Doctor Looking at an X-Ray Result of A Patient as Part of COPD Management.

At Volusia Medical Center, we offer complete care for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) in Volusia County, Florida. Our team of doctors and nurses is committed to helping people with COPD handle their condition better and live better lives. We're known for giving personalized attention to each patient, making sure they get the right care and help they need. At Volusia Medical Center, we believe in being honest, fair, and keeping our patients' information private to provide trustworthy services.

A Doctor Looking at an X-Ray Result of A Patient as Part of COPD Management.

What is COPD?

COPD is short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes problems like chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It makes breathing hard because of ongoing issues with airflow. Signs of COPD can be feeling out of breath, coughing a lot, wheezing, and feeling tightness in the chest. Usually, COPD comes from being around things that bother the lungs for a long time, like cigarette smoke, dirty air, or dust at work. Managing COPD well means easing symptoms, slowing down how fast the disease gets worse, and helping someone feel better overall.


Our Approach to COPD Management

At our COPD Care, we use a team approach to help with COPD. We understand that each person is different and needs special care. Our team of healthcare professionals, including pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and dietitians, works together to create plans just for you. These plans are made to fit your own needs and goals.

Services We Offer

1. Medical Consultations

Our expert lung specialists carefully check your health, using breathing tests to see how well your lungs work and taking X-rays to understand what's going on. This helps us figure out if you have COPD and how bad it is. Then, we make plans just for you to help your lungs work better and make you feel better.

2. Medication Management

Giving the right medicines is really important for COPD care. Our team works closely with patients to make sure they get the best medicines, such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antibiotics. This helps to make symptoms better, lessen flare-ups, and improve overall lung function.

3. Lifestyle Counseling

Changing how you live is really important for managing COPD. We talk with patients about quitting smoking, eating well, exercising, and handling stress. These healthy habits can make your lungs stronger and help you feel better overall.

4. Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our program helps people with COPD get better at exercising, make their breathing muscles stronger, and do more in their daily lives. We guide patients through workouts, teach them about COPD, and give them emotional support to feel their best.

5. Oxygen Therapy

If you have serious COPD and not enough oxygen in your blood, you might need extra oxygen to feel better and live better. We offer comprehensive oxygen therapy services, including assessment, prescription, and education on proper usage and maintenance of oxygen equipment.

6. Education and Support

We believe that knowledge is key to empowering patients to manage their COPD effectively. We provide comprehensive education on COPD, its symptoms, triggers, and treatment options, empowering patients and their families to make informed decisions about their care. We're also here to support and give resources whenever there are worries or questions during the COPD journey.

Why Choose Us for COPD Management?

  • Expertise: Our team of healthcare experts includes board-certified pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and other specialists who are very experienced in helping people with COPD.

  • Compassionate Care: We are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care, ensuring that each individual feels valued, respected, and supported throughout their COPD journey.

  • Holistic Approach: We take a holistic approach when managing COPD, not just the physical signs, but also how people feel emotionally, socially, and the lifestyle choices that affect their health.

  • Continuum of Care: From diagnosis to long-term management, we're here to help every step of the way. We make sure you get all the care you need, no matter where you are in your COPD journey.

Dealing with COPD can be tough, but with the right help and ways to manage it, people can still have happy and meaningful lives. We're here at Volusia Medical Center to help our patients take charge of their COPD journey and live well, no matter what. Contact us today to find out more about how we can support you or your loved one in living life to the fullest with COPD.


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