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    An_246581 posted:
    Was at hopital last night and was told I have copd. Just moved here from Fl. Have not picked a primary doc yet. Was wondering if I should pick a family prac, or general prac. for primary?
    Aqua14 responded:
    Whatever kind of primary physician you pick, you should also have a pulmonologist to monitor your COPD. Pulmonologists are lung specialists and are best suited to take care of COPD. My mom had severe COPD for the last 8 years of her life and the pulmonologist was the best.

    Hope these thoughts help. Take care & good luck.

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