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For those living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or other diseases that affect breathing, every morning and each day can be a difficult struggle.
The CMH Pulmonology Clinic is the only clinic in the region focused on the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions and diseases. Our board-certified pulmonologist and other medical providers are committed to working with you and your loved ones to develop a holistic care plan that considers your physical, mental and emotional care needs, including a referral to the CMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation program.
Through the CMH Pulmonology clinic, we provide education and information, and foster a collaborative treatment environment between you and your caregiver team.
Q: What should I bring to my first appointment? click to open
A: Please bring the following:
Q: What should I expect at my appointment? click to open
A: When you arrive, please check in at the desk. We will ask you for your completed paperwork, insurance card, and co-payment. You will be given a Consent-to-Treat form and we will take your photograph to help ensure proper identification while you are under our care. In some cases, x-ray or lab tests may be required during your appointment, but we’ll let you know that before your appointment. If your appointment results in scheduling a procedure or surgery, your visit may last a little longer than normal.
Q: How will I learn the results of my test? click to open
A: Normal results may be sent by mail. We will call you to talk about any concerning test results, or to schedule a follow-up appointment. All results are provided after our caregivers receive the final report, which may take a week or more for some tests. If you’ve not heard from us within seven (7) days, please call the office at 503-338-4516. Please note that results can be given directly to the patient or authorized representative only. If you would like to authorize anyone other than yourself to have access to your medical information, ask us for a release of information authorization form.
Q: What happens if I need surgery? click to open
A: If surgery is advised, your provider will talk with you about what choices you have. If you decide to have the surgery, you and your provider will talk about what the surgery involves, schedule a date for the surgery, and order any other tests needed.
Q: How do I get my prescription refilled? click to open
A: If you need a refill of your medication, please call your pharmacy and ask them to submit a refill request. Please allow three (3) business days for all refill requests, and see your provider on schedule so that we can monitor your health and keep your prescriptions up to date and refilled as needed. Please note that refill requests may be denied if we have not seen or monitored you for your condition for a certain period of time, depending upon the particular health condition. We will communicate with you regarding any reasons for denial or the need for a follow-up visit prior to refill. Keep in mind that controlled substances require signed prescriptions by law, and cannot be filled without a patient encounter. Please note that you may designate a Care Partner to assist you with managing your healthcare at CMH.
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