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Smoker has heart disease? Assess for COPD

In this “3 in 3” audiocast, Dr. Yawn discusses the 3 steps to take when caring for a patient with heart disease who is a current, or former, smoker.

The “3 in 3” series offers 3 take-home points in 3 minutes (or less).

Dr. Yawn was previously in a rural family medicine practice in Worthington, Minn. for 14 years and subsequently served as the director of research, Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, Minn., for 22 years. She is presently a research consultant for several large studies that are looking at improving asthma and COPD care in primary care practices.

Dr. Yawn discloses that she has served as a consultant for GSK, TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, and ThermoFisher Scientific.


 

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