TX COPD Treatment Doctors
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating lung disease that makes breathing on one’s own extremely difficult. According to an article published by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the number one cause of COPD is smoking. Other factors that might lead to COPD are secondhand smoke, air pollution, and being exposed to hazardous substances like dust and chemicals. Texas sees many cases of COPD as a direct result of occupational hazards. As of September 2015, Lung Institute doctors will treat COPD in Texas.
Many Texas residents suffer from COPD. When diagnosed with COPD, a person might feel overwhelmed or hopeless because, unfortunately, COPD cannot be cured. Things like medications, inhalers and oxygen therapy help lessen the symptoms of COPD. There is a relatively new stem cell treatment that has been very effective for many patients. The stem cell treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that harnesses the body’s own healing properties. The Lung Institute specializes in treating patients with debilitating lung disease with stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Patient Testimonial
Many patients have had great results from stem cell therapy. Lung Institute patient, Gary W, talks about his experience with stem cell therapy. “I took care of myself all winter. I plowed my own driveway, but I always wore a mask, I don’t suck in the cold air. But regardless, I haven’t used oxygen in months. I have a portable oxygen unit that I had been using for a while, I can’t tell you long ago it’s been. But it has definitely made a difference. I’m very impressed and I recommend it to everybody.”
About the Lung Institute’s Dallas Medical Director
Sreedevi Marakatham, MD, is the Lung Institute Medical Director at our Dallas, TX clinic. She attended medical school at the University of Kerala in Kerala, India, followed by a three-year residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. During her residency program, she continued her education and training in outpatient and inpatient care, critical care units, and emergency care. Dr. Marakatham also completed a rotation at the Kingsbrook Center’s attached nursing home, gaining valuable experience in Geriatric care. In her third and final Kingsbrook residency, Dr. Marakatham took the lead as Chief Medical Resident.
Her work experience and special interest in treating people with chronic health conditions brought her to Texas. Dr. Marakatham served at Community Oriented Primary Care, part of the Parkland Health and Hospital System. As Attending Physician in the Adult Module, she provided comprehensive primary care, health screening, immunizations, and treated people with acute and chronic medical conditions. While working in primary care, she saw a high volume of chronic pulmonary patients and was excited to find the Lung Institute’s treatment options for patients with lung disease. Listed below are Dr. Marakatham’s board certification information, educational and work record, and various professional and academic honors.
If you or a loved one suffers from chronic lung disease, contact the Lung Institute to find out if stem cell therapy can help get your life back within reach. Contact us by calling (800) 729-3065 to see if you qualify.