If you or someone you love has chronic lung disease, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, you may know that it causes difficulty breathing and can make everyday activities more challenging.
COPD is a progressive disease, which means it gets worse over time. The good news is the sooner your doctor understands changes in your day-to-day symptoms, the better care you can receive. Studies show 1-minute daily check-ins, like those offered through DailyDoctor, can reduce repeat ER and hospital visits for patients with COPD by as much as 50%.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease includes two main conditions: emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
DailyDoctor check-ins can help catch a change in your condition earlier, so you can get treatment from the comfort of home before needing a trip to the hospital.
Once you're signed up with DailyDoctor, we'll mail you a remote monitoring kit with everything you need to complete your daily check-ins.
Inside the kit, you'll find:
You can let us know if you prefer to communicate by web, text (SMS), or phone call each day.
Each morning, you'll use the pulse-oximeter to measure your blood oxygen level (SpO2) and heart rate, and a blood pressure monitor to measure your blood pressure.
You'll rate your symptoms, such as cough, mucus, and breathing difficulty, on a scale of zero to four. You can do this by web, text (SMS), or phone.
A DailyDoctor physician will review your information and reach out the same day if they need to adjust your treatments or recommend additional medical care.
If we don't hear from you, a DailyDoctor care coordinator will remind you to check in.
A chronic condition doesn't have to define your life. See if daily health monitoring can make the difference you're looking for.