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Who can diagnose copd?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnose...

COPD is diagnosed via clinical assessment and pulmonary function testing.
Your family doctor can diagnose copd, although the pulmonary function tests are typically interpreted by a lung specialist and this report is sent to your family doctor. Lung specialists can also diagnose this disease.

In brief: Diagnose...

COPD is diagnosed via clinical assessment and pulmonary function testing.
Your family doctor can diagnose copd, although the pulmonary function tests are typically interpreted by a lung specialist and this report is sent to your family doctor. Lung specialists can also diagnose this disease.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healthcare Providers

A variety of healthcare providers can diagnose COPD including primary care physicians, family doctors, internists and pulmonologists.
Other physicians in other fields occasionally make this diagnosis as well.

In brief: Healthcare Providers

A variety of healthcare providers can diagnose COPD including primary care physicians, family doctors, internists and pulmonologists.
Other physicians in other fields occasionally make this diagnosis as well.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: COPD

Your family doctor if he has spirometery in his office can diagnose copd.
To diagnose COPD you need history of smoking or long term envoirmental exposure to some inhalants which damages your lung, examination, chest xray and spirometery.If your family doctor does not have spirometery he will refer you to a pulmonologist to do it.

In brief: COPD

Your family doctor if he has spirometery in his office can diagnose copd.
To diagnose COPD you need history of smoking or long term envoirmental exposure to some inhalants which damages your lung, examination, chest xray and spirometery.If your family doctor does not have spirometery he will refer you to a pulmonologist to do it.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Also could have a family history of COPD at an early age with no history of smoking. In this case, COPD could be diagnosed with an alpha one antitrypsin deficiency screening.
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