COPD Treatment From Physicians in Malden, MA
Tufts Medical Center Community Care—a multispecialty medical group with more than 120 skilled clinicians—provides a full spectrum of community-based health care to residents of Malden, Massachusetts. Our specialties include primary care and pulmonology services, as well as expert treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What Does COPD Treatment Involve?
COPD refers to a group of chronic lung diseases that obstruct airflow from the lungs. People with COPD may have frequent wheezing, shortness of breath and a stubborn cough that can make it difficult to engage in physical activity.
While COPD is a progressive condition that cannot be reversed, there are several steps that can be taken to reduce symptoms, improve respiratory health and slow disease progression. Many COPD treatment plans include a combination of:
- Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and losing excess weight
- Oral or inhaled medications to treat symptoms and potential COPD complications
- Oxygen therapy (supplemental oxygen)
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
Our Approach to COPD Treatment
Patients at Tufts Medical Center Community Care benefit from the expertise of internal medicine physicians, pulmonologists and other clinicians who excel in COPD treatment and respiratory care. In addition to advanced COPD therapies, our team offers smoking cessation programs and COPD education to help equip patients for lasting success. And with better-than-average appointment availability and multiple locations throughout north suburban Boston, our multispecialty medical group makes it simple to find world-class care close to home.
To schedule an appointment at Tufts Medical Center Community Care, contact us today or request an appointment on our website. We are in-network with most major health insurance providers, including Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.