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Upcoming CORE Program: Do You Have COPD?


Millions may have it and may not know it


South Hill – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases that obstruct airflow.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COPD affects approximately 6.1% of all people in Virginia.  What is COPD? Is it the same as emphysema? Can nonsmokers get COPD? What’s new in the treatment of this disease?


If you are seeking answers to questions like these you should attend November’s C.O.R.E. (Community Out-Reach Education) Program at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital to learn about COPD.


This FREE program will be on Tuesday, November 19th at 4:00 p.m. in the VCU Health CMH Education Center inside the C.A.R.E. Building located at 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.


The speaker for the program with be Dr. Indu Shivaram. Dr. Shivaram specializes in Pulmonology and Critical Care. She earned her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Government Medical College in India and completed her Fellowship in pulmonary medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and her Fellowship in critical care medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Shivaram is Board Certified in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine and internal medicine.


Dr. Shivaram is currently seeing patients at CMH Pulmonology Services located inside the C.A.R.E. Building, 1755 N. Mecklenburg Avenue in South Hill.


Reservations are not required for this program; however, they are recommended.  For more information or to register to attend, please call (434) 447-0917 or visit www.vcuhealth.org/cmh-core