The WMHS Center for Clinical Resources COPD Management team is located in suite 300 of the Western Maryland Medical Arts Center, next to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center on Willowbrook Road in Cumberland. A staff of trained and registered respiratory therapists will work with you to help manage your COPD.
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it is a serious lung disease that makes it harder and harder to breath. Both Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are considered to be COPD. With COPD, your lungs do not work as well as they once did and you find it more difficult to breathe.
As the disease progresses, your symptoms tend to get worse and more damage occurs in the lungs. This damage is permanent. While it can’t be cured, COPD can be managed and treated, so it’s important to find out if you have COPD. With the right diagnosis and treatment, you can take steps that could help manage your COPD and breath easier.
In addition to extensive education for COPD patients, the team offers nebulizer treatments, PEP therapy, incentive spirometry, flow monitoring, oxygen saturations, as well as general respiratory assessments, which keeps patients healthy.
The clinic is accepting referrals from providers for new patients. The phone number for the clinic is 240-964-8787 and the fax number is 240-964-8687.
Click HERE for a pdf of the Center for Clinical Resources Provider Referral Form (Diabetes, Heart Failure and COPD Services)