Living Well with COPD

Summary: The lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it feel impossible to catch your breath.
Air Date: 4/16/16
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Dawn L. Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C
copdytomDawn Lesley Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C is a licensed respiratory therapist and a pulmonary rehab clinical specialist with extensive experience in chronic lung disease. She is a certified asthma educator and certified COPD educator. Owning and directing a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic for years offered her a far-reaching knowledge of the physical, emotional, and mental impact of this group of diseases. 

Dawn attended Weber State University for her undergraduate degree, specializing in Respiratory Therapy, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and where she is currently continuing her education.

She is always anxiously engaged in research regarding various aspects of chronic lung disease, works on a regular basis with universities to increase educational opportunities for their respiratory students, builds programs to improve the efficacy of patient treatment, and is actively involved in professional respiratory organizations on both a state and national level. 

She is the founder of Chronic Lung Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to those suffering from chronic lung disease, is an author, and strong advocate for enhancing life through improved diagnosis, adherence to lifestyle modifications, and increased educational opportunities worldwide in order to prolong and improve quality of life.
Living Well with COPD
The lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes it feel impossible to catch your breath.

It's becoming more common, affecting millions of Americans and now ranking as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. 

But COPD is often preventable and treatable.

Dr. Roizen talks with Dawn Lesley Fielding, BS, RCP, AE-C, a respiratory therapist and author of the new book, The COPD Solution: A Proven 12-Week Program for Living and Breathing Better with Chronic Lung Disease.

Dawn's hope is to offer people living with COPD the information, resources and tools to better understand this disease, the treatment options and valuable lifestyle changes.

Hear about the most up-to-date medical research and learn more about this practical program for breathing better with COPD.

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