Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Dr. SwigrisChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) describes a group of diseases where airflow in the lungs is limited. COPD is a progressive lung disease and affects millions of people each year. The most familiar diseases in this group are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. A person with COPD may have emphysema or chronic bronchitis; many have both. 

If you or a loved one has COPD, National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, has the experts you need. Designated as a COPD high performing hospital for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report, National Jewish Health also continues to be a top hospital for pulmonary care. Our multidisciplinary team of respiratory specialists will create an individualized plan of care, based on your specific needs.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so you will have access to the latest COPD clinical trials and most effective treatments.

Our COPD Program provides:

  • Advanced diagnostic testing and treatment options for COPD
  • Surgical options for COPD patients
  • Specialized pulmonary and physical rehabilitation programs
  • Personalized education and group classes.

Our goal is to help you manage your COPD and to live a full and active life.

Learn more about our COPD Program.

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National Jewish Health offers every patient access to a team of specialists dedicated to providing the best care possible.


Our Patient Education Program at National Jewish Health provides many free educational opportunities and support groups to assist patients and caregivers with managing illnesses and chronic conditions.

 

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There are a number of written materials to support patient education at National Jewish Health. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more. 

Reasons to Visit

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 119 -year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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Living with COPD




Patient Stories

Renewed Hope for the Future

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease slowly took away Kenn Martin’s ability to breathe or even go outside. With care from doctors and nurses at National Jewish Health and supplemental oxygen therapy, he is able to enjoy life again. 

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