Pulmonary Diseases – Patient Education

Sometimes an Internet search of symptoms or a suspected/diagnosed medical condition can be nerve rattling or downright frightening. Laden with hyperbole and misinformation. Thankfully, there are also a number of reputable online resources with reliable information pertaining to many pulmonary diseases. Dr. Laracuente and the staff at Tristate Pulmonary have compiled this list for patients at our Monaca, PA office.

  1. UpToDate – This trusted online resource for medical information allows patients to learn about their medical condition and better understand treatment options and effective symptom management. UpToDate features in-depth information from highly respected authoritative contributors in the medical community; including recommendations based on recent studies and published reports. Many topics can be viewed with free patient-level access, but a paid subscription grants you access to thousands of topics written for physicians. This is the go-to information source for many physicians and academic medical centers in the United States.
  1. ATS – The American Thoracic Society has a complete list of patient education fact sheets. Click any of the links below for information on specific pulmonary diseases.
  1. AACVPRThe American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation has a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fact Sheet available for download, along with a video on controlling COPD.
  1. Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation – pulmonaryfibrosis.org is a trusted resource within the pulmonary fibrosis community committed to educating and raising awareness about the disease.
  1. American Lung Association – This site features facts about a number of lung diseases such as asthma, COPD, and lung cancer.
  1. COPD Foundation – The COPD Foundation provides patients and their families with information on COPD, treatment options, and support programs.

Most of all don’t be afraid to ask Dr. Laracuente and staff any questions about your specific pulmonary condition when you have your next appointment at our Monaca office. Or contact us at 724-728-5995 with any concerns or to schedule an appointment.