Stage 1: Questions to ask your Doctor Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Stage 1 of IPF is after a recent diagnosis. Questions to ask your health care provider about Stage 1 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis What treatments are available to me now? How will those treatments affect my quality of life? What should my caregiver and I expect as my disease progresses? Are there any support groups available for me to connect with fellow IPF patients? Are there good websites that provide helpful, reliable information? Do I need any vaccines? Do I have or need treatment for acid reflux? Do I have pulmonary hypertension? Should I be tested? Do I have obstructive sleep apnea? Should I be tested? Stage 2: Questions to ask your Doctor Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.