December 2014

Helpful tips and articles about lung disease management.


The holiday season is a time to celebrate what really matters in life. The magic of the season brings people together to enjoy happy traditions and revel in the spirit of the holiday. It is not only a time for excitement, but also one for serenity. Take time this holiday season to appreciate friends and family and remember that every day and every breath is the most important gift you will receive! We at the Lung Institute want to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happy times with loved ones! Happy Holidays!

In a bit of exciting news, the Lung Institute is currently getting ready to open our newest expansion in Scottsdale, Arizona! This will be the first clinic to open up in the western United States and we are currently looking at an early 2015 opening, so stay tuned for more information.

Last month saw the Lung Institute supporting community outreach through public awareness events in downtown Tampa for World COPD Day and the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. WUSF News also stopped by to talk with the Lung Institute about the Great American Smokeout. Read on for more information about these two events.

Lastly, in case you missed episode one of “5 Minutes with Dr. Feinerman,” we have included a link in the description below. This ongoing video series will highlight some of the most commonly asked questions that we hear every day at the Lung Institute, answered by our very own stem cell specialist Dr. Burton Feinerman.

Helping you to breathe easier,

Dr. James St. Louis

Chief Medical Officer

Lung Institute Coming to ScottsdaleBreathe Easier Scottsdale: We’re coming soon!

Here we grow again! You read it right, the Lung Institute is getting ready to expand out west! After the current success of treating our patients at the Tampa and Nashville clinics, a new expansion is set to open right in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. This means that we will bring stem cell treatments and innovative medicine for pulmonary conditions for the first time to the Rocky Mountain region. Keep an eye out on our website, or call a Patient Coordinator at (800) 729-3065 for more information about our upcoming grand opening or to schedule a complimentary consultation in our new facility.



National COPD Awareness MonthCommunity Outreach

November proved to be a great community outreach month for us in downtown Tampa. Members of the Lung Institute staff were available on November 19 (World COPD Day) and November 20 (The Great American Smokeout) to bring public awareness to these important campaigns. World COPD Day was marked by offering informational flyers about the disease and engaging community members on the nature of this chronic pulmonary condition. During the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout we challenged members of the public to see just how difficult it was to breathe with damaged lungs and to take up the pledge to quit smoking. Visit our Facebook page for coverage from these events.


Event photos:

The Great American Smokeout

World COPD Day



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