Volume 1, Issue 6

Primary Care Practice Management: New Perspectives on COPD

In this issue:

In her recent Newsletter issue, Dr. Nirupama Putcha from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine analyzed the impact the newer research may have on improving outcomes in patients with COPD.

In this case-based podcast, she discusses how that information can be put to clinical use in primary care practice.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain how the GOLD recommendations can help guide therapy in individuals with COPD.
  • Describe potential treatment options beyond LAMA, LABA, and inhaled corticosteroids.


Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS
Nirupama Putcha, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Program Directors:

Joyce King, MD

Assistant Professor
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Director, Inpatient Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program
Medstar Franklin Square Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD

Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, AIDS Psychiatry Services
Co-Director, Chronic Pain Treatment Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians

Launch date: November 8, 2019
Expiration date: November 10, 2021