Care New England offers a dedicated lung nodule clinic to achieve timely evaluation of patients with lung nodules detected incidentally or through lung cancer screening CT scans. The Clinic team is led by a Board certified pulmonary and critical care medical doctor.
During the office visit a full history will be taken, a risk assessment will be performed along with a physical exam. Pulmonary Function testing, spirometry, and lab work may be ordered. As needed, referrals will be made to other specialties based upon the patient’s preferences, goals of care and the overall clinical picture.
The Lung Nodule Clinic also serves as a referral source for a shared-decision making visit prior to lung cancer screening. Our clinicians will order the initial (baseline) lung cancer screening CT scan and communicate the results to your patient. Expert follow up is provided by one of our pulmonary specialists.
At Care New England we recognize the value of a multidisciplinary approach to management of complex patient cases.
The multidisciplinary lung care team meets regularly to review patient cases, images, diagnostic studies, biopsy results and other pertinent data. This collaborative approach to patient care yields a tailored recommendation based upon the unique circumstances of each patient, utilizing the latest current research and evidence based practices.