Having a good relationship with your doctor, as well as finding a doctor who treats you with kindness and respect, is an important piece of managing your COPD. Being able to ask questions, understand your options, and make treatment decisions stems from a good doctor/patient relationship.
"You have end stage COPD..." is possibly one of the most frightening - and confusing - things a person can hear. Let's talk about the four stages of COPD and what it means for you. Here are three simple steps that anybody who has heard these dreaded words - and anybody with chronic lung disease for that matter - should…