76% of people with COPD reported that shortness of breath impacted their quality of life.
41% of people with COPD reported seeing a doctor about their symptoms in the past year.
23% of people with COPD reported going to the hospital because of their COPD in the past year.
I have been working with COPD and adult Asthma patients for over 30 years. My background is that of conducting pulmonary rehabilitation programs. I’ve been excited to bring many of the concepts taught in pulmonary rehab to the primary care setting. My passion is to help people learn how to manage their respiratory conditions on a day-to-day basis. I hope to promote a quality of life where individuals can focus on living their lives and not focus on living their disease.
I have been a registered respiratory therapist since 2007, with experience in critical care, COPD/ Asthma education, ventilator/ airway management, pulmonary diagnostics including pulmonary function testing, and bronchoscopies. My critical care background provides me with a different perspective to COPD education. I find it rewarding to help my patients live more healthy and active lives.