At an initial visit, patients are evaluated by a pulmonologist and a physical therapist. They undergo full pulmonary function testing and are assessed to see what kind of physical therapy and/or occupational therapy they may need. Additional diagnostic tests, such as CT scan and laboratory work, are tailored to individual symptoms. While the long-term impact of COVID-19 on lung function is still unknown, patients will be monitored until symptoms resolve and pulmonary treatments will be initiated, if needed.
We also check other symptoms and evaluate a patient’s history to identify non-respiratory problems, including neurocognitive changes, behavioral health needs, cardiovascular issues, and sleep problems. This allows us to expedite involvement of other subspecialty treatment teams. All of our testing, treatment plans, and subsequent follow-up care is tailored to the needs of each patient.