• American Association for Respiratory Care
    Address:

    9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100

    Irving, TX 75063-4706

    Phone:

    1-972-243-2272

    Internet address:

    http://www.aarc.org

    Description of services provided:

    This site provides detailed patient education information about COPD and its treatment, including nutritional therapies, safe exercise, reducing the symptoms of COPD, and use of supplemental oxygen. There is also information on how to get help to quit smoking or to reduce indoor air pollution and links to other lung-related health and patient-oriented sites.

    American College of Chest Physicians
    Address:

    3300 Dundee Road

    Northbrook, IL 60062-2348

    Phone:

    1-847-498-1400

    1-800-343-2227 (toll free)

    Internet address:

    http://www.chestnet.org

    Description of services provided:

    This site provides medical information, up-to-date medical alerts regarding medications used to treat lung diseases, and links to patient support groups and other informative sites.

    The American Lung Association
    Address:

    1301 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Suite 800

    Washington, DC 20004

    Phone:

    1-800-LUNGUSA

    1-800-548-8252 (lung helpline)

    Internet address:

    http://www.lungusa.org

    Description of services provided:

    This site provides a wide array of information on COPD as well as other lung diseases. The information includes health statistics, risk factors, treatment options, research studies, publications related to lung disease, local programs and events, and links to other lung-related sites.

    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    Address:

    NHLBI Health Information Center

    Attn: Web Site

    P.O. Box 30105

    Bethesda, MD 20824-0105

    Phone:

    1-301-592-8573

    Internet address:

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

    Description of services provided:

    This site provides detailed medical information and patient education pamphlets that can be printed out. It also provides information about current treatment and on-going research. There are numerous links to other sites that might be useful for people with COPD as well as other heart and lung diseases.

    Last reviewed September 2012 by Brian Randall

    Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.