When should a patient be referred to a lung specialist?
Expert physicians talk about the situations in which COPD patients should be referred to lung specialists for other special tests. COPD patients who are very short of breath and very symptomatic, as well as those patients who have frequent exacerbations need to be seen by lung specialists to make sure there are no other diseases or conditions going on in the patient as well.
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