COPD in Chicago, IL
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What Is COPD?
COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an inflammatory lung condition that can lead to obstructed airflow to the lungs. This condition can cause numerous symptoms, including wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in your chest, decreased energy, frequent respiratory infections, and more. Smoking is the main cause of COPD, and complications of the condition can lead to heart problems and even lung cancer. At Health Direction Medical Center, Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel may conduct a series of tests to diagnose COPD and develop a treatment plan to help prevent future complications. Contact one of our Chicago, IL locations to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.
How Is COPD treated?
Initial diagnostic tests will be conducted in order to properly identify COPD. These tests could include a chest x-ray, lung function test, CT scan, arterial blood gas analysis, and other laboratory tests. Once the condition has been identified, an appropriate treatment plan will be provided, depending on the severity of your condition. Some common treatments are:
- Lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking
- Prescription medication
- Lung therapy
- Ventilation therapy
- Management of exacerbations
- Surgery in severe cases (lung volume reduction, lung transplant, or bullectomy)
At Health Direction Medical Center, our medical professionals will recommend the best course of treatment for you and provide referrals as needed.
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I found my forever Dr when I found Dr. Ramirez. I have seen a few doctors in my day and I work in the Healthcare system. Dr. Ramirez is so professional and courteous, she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and she really focuses on my overall health. Not one to just prescribe medicatiin just because she can. I can't believe I picked her out of a list of doctors because I had to because of my insurance. Turns out it was the best choice I could ever make.
Great medical office, wonderful and warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. Ramirez taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options. Was referred over by my Friend and can see why. Highly recommended.
(Translated by Google) A person who is worth 10 people, simply beautiful and who helps his patients so much with his charisma and sympathy, thank you Dr. Ramírez, several people are very proud of you, take good care of yourself because you take good care of us ❤️🙏🏻 (Original) Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻
Hands down, Dr. Ramirez is the best doctor i've ever had. She has been my PCP and friend for over 10 years. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Dr. Ramirez for your dedication to my health, your kindness, and friendship. D.L.
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COPD can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, greatly affecting your health and wellness. Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel at Health Direction Medical Center can work with you to help you better understand your treatment options for customized care. Learn more by contacting us in Chicago, IL today!