The Pulmonary Clinic outpatient service is conveniently located on the third floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Center in reception area "C." The patient parking structure provides direct access to the outpatient area. During your first visit, you will be assigned to a primary care team who will care for you throughout your treatment. The team includes a physician specialist, a registered nurse, and other health professionals. A registered nurse is available as your contact for questions or problems that may arise at home.
Having the proper materials with you when you arrive for your appointment assures that both you and your physician can use your time together most effectively right from the first visit. To get the greatest value from your first visit, we suggest you bring all reports available from other physicians, including medical records, x-rays, and other personal information. Please bring the actual x-ray in addition to the report. Your referring physician should be able to give these to you. Please pick them up from your physician or hospital and bring them to your visit. Do not have them mailed, as this may result in delays. Bring all health care insurance cards and your University of Michigan Hospitals registration card, if you have one. Bring the name, address and telephone number of your primary care physician. Because our service is a consultative service, the Pulmonary physician will discuss your diagnosis and treatment with your primary physician (the physician who refers you to us). If you wish, however, you may be seen in the Pulmonary Clinic even without a physician referral.
Allow two to three hours for your first visit. Because a complete examination takes time, you should be aware that your first visit may take several hours. The Pulmonary faculty provides comprehensive care, which means we spend a portion of each visit providing you with instructions or answering your questions. We believe that each patient should be given the time he or she needs to feel comfortable with his or her new diagnosis, medication, or treatment. We suggest that you list or write down any information or questions that you may wish to discuss with the Pulmonary physician.
Our goal in the Pulmonary Division is to provide high quality medical care to patients. We wish to provide patients and their families with a comfortable and easily accessible entry point whenever medical care is necessary.