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Pulmonary Specialist: Why Did You Make An Appointment With This Doctor?

By Joan C
 
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Joan, who has now been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, introduces herself and explains why she was told to make an appointment with a pulmonary specialist.

Joan:
My name is Joan and I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It was three years ago this coming May that my doctor knew about it.

The first thing down here in Arizona, because I live in another state part time in the summer, I had pneumonia. It started in March and they were giving me three different kinds of antibiotics and I couldn’t shake it. So when I went home I went to my doctor in the little town that I live in, in Idaho, and they took an x-ray.

He called me afterwards and said, “Joan, we’ve got to get you on more medicine and you’ve got to see a specialist immediately.” A doctor in this little tiny town that’s just almost a triage hospital referred me to a pulmonary specialist.

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Shannon Koehle

In case you were unaware, to the right of this video on the side bar there are more videos of Joan discussing her experience with pulmonary fibrosis. There are 11 individual clips of her on EmpowHER. Hope this information is helpful.

May 13, 2010 - 2:50pm
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Anonymous

I'd like to hear more about Joan. Is that all she had to say about this dreaded disease?

May 13, 2010 - 2:41pm
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