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Many talk CTscan. Is this something that should be done along with xrays. Neither my GP or Pulmonalist have ordered one. It was last done 14 years ago.
my nurse practitioner has not made an appointment for me to see a pomologist, and I am mad as hell. what should my step be. now I just have a couple inhalers. and hasen't comtacted me in some time. thank you
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@joangma– I would suggest calling the actual physician and make an appointment. I would be very angry too. Also, I would complain about this. Cancer is not something you fool around with. When was your last appointment @joangma?
she is not a surgeon, the va appointed her when I moved to wi from Florida. my treatment so far has been only inhalers.
couple of months ago, I had to call myself to get a heart exam. I felt I might have heart trouble because of my weight. she never thought of this, I thought it might be good to know. the test proved negative, thank god.
why she has never thought of getting appointment with pulmonogigist I don't know spelling is bad.
@joangma– What is your diagnosis? Have you had cancer?
Joan- I strongly suggest that you call the vet and complain and get a new doctor. I don't think that you are getting the medical help that you need. What is your diagnosis? I also suggest that if you are in any distress go to the ER for help. Then on Monday make your calls. Please let us know how you make out.
joan- do you know what has caused it?
my name is wayne I have had prostate cancer 6 years ago. my psa now is .001
my name is wayne my wife is joan. smoking
Hi Wayne- oopps! You are a vet. Thank you for your service. I know the VET can be very tough when it comes to medical problems. My step son was badly injured in Desert Storm. Do you have any control over the doctors you see?
I heard of a new drug on tv called TRELEGY THE VA PROBABLT DOSEN'T CARRY IT. IS IT ANY BETTER THAT THE STEROID SYMBICOURT I AM TAKING NOW?
Wayne- I believe that it is a new inhaler that combines three different drugs. I don't know enough about medicines in inhalers to advise you. You will have to ask a professional. I have three inhalers. One opens up my passage ways and I also use it as a rescue inhaler. Another one is a steroid and another one is specific I think to smoking, Spiriva. Most people with COPD need three inhalers to handle different parts of the lungs.
Here is a link to learn about COPD and inhalers" https://www.copd.com/copd-care-plan/
As I said earlier, you need to be treated better and I would call as soon as they are open for another physician. Can you do this on Monday? Are they open today?
yes- I do not think much of the nurse practitioner, they assigned me so far, she never contacts me, and she knows I have copd and has not gotten me a appointment with a pulmonologist in about a year.
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