Chest Medicine Associates is a leading COPD and asthma medical treatment facility.

As a patient you're searching for answers to your medical questions. You can turn to the medical professionals at Chest Medicine Associates for their expertise and experience in the diagnosis and management of all forms of lung diseases. Chest Medicine Associates has served the medical needs of the Louisville Metro Area since 1977. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, C.O.P.D., is one of the obstructive lung diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma. Treatment of COPD requires a careful and thorough evaluation by a physician.

In the United States, tobacco smoke is a key factor in the development and progression of COPD, although exposure to air pollutants in the home and workplace, genetic factors, and respiratory infections also play a role.

Asthma is a lung disease that is caused by chronic inflammation of the airways. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. Asthma attacks occur when the lung airways become swollen and tighten due to airway inflammation.

All people with asthma should have an asthma action plan. An asthma action plan is a written plan that is developed in cooperation with your doctor at Chest Medicine Associates to help you manage your asthma symptoms. 

For additional information on the diagnosis and treatment of COPD, asthma or other lung diseases contact Chest Medicine Associates at one of our three Louisville Area locations.