Your first visit will last one complete day. Prior to your visit, you will receive a phone call from our administrative assistant, who will review your itinerary for the day and then mail a hard copy of the schedule to you.
Your day will begin with testing (echocardiogram, chest x-ray, pulmonary function testing, six-minute walk test, and blood tests).
You will subsequently meet with one of our ILD physicians and have a detailed medical history taken and a physical examination performed. Your visit with the ILD physician will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
You will also meet with our research coordinator and discuss the opportunity to enroll in our research database.
Prior to your visit, our office will obtain any records from your physician, including CDs of outside chest x-rays and CT scans, pulmonary function test reports, echocardiogram reports, blood test results, bronchoscopy results, and slides from lung biopsies done at other hospitals.
Thank you for choosing our center for your evaluation. We look forward to participating in your care.