BIDMC ILD Clinic
The physicians seeing patients in the BIDMC ILD Clinic have years of both clinical and research experience. The clinic places a tremendous emphasis upon availability to patients and communication with referring or co-managing physicians. A team of experienced practitioners, including pulmonologists, pathologists, radiologists, thoracic surgeons and physical therapists expert in pulmonary rehabilitation, allows the optimization of care for individuals with ILD.
Initial visits involve lung function testing and an hour long appointment with a physician. The evaluation continues at relevant conferences where challenging cases are reviewed and discussed in a group setting. In addition, the ILD Clinic holds a bi-weekly meeting which brings together chest radiologists and pulmonary colleagues to discuss and debate questions of diagnosis and treatment on a case by case basis. All consultations are enhanced by this collaborative effort of dedicated health care providers with varied expertise.