HMC Pulmonary

Location:
7 Maleng Bldg, North End
Clinic phone:
(206) 744-3123
Clinic contact:
Kirsten Moe
Attending:
Shawn Skerett, MD
Dave Park, MD
Dave Pierson, MD
Bruce Davidson, MD
Absences:
For planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.):
Shawn Skerett (shawn@uw.edu) and Kirstin Moe (kmoe@uw.edu)

For emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.):
  1. Call the clinic at 744-3123
  2. Email Shawn Skerett (shawn@uw.edu) and Kirstin Moe (kmoe@uw.edu)
Sessions:
Tuesday, 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Description

The goal of this clinic is to provide residents the skills necessary to diagnose and treat common respiratory diseases and to understand the role of the pulmonary sub-specialist in the management of patients. Last patient is scheduled at 3:30 p.m., but usually done with post-clinic conference and charting at 6:15 p.m.

Objectives:

The resident should gain knowledge and skills in the following areas of pulmonary medicine:

  • Appropriate use of the history and physical examination in the evaluation of patients with pulmonary disease
  • Indications for and interpretation of pulmonary function testing.
  • Mastery of performance and interpretation of office spirometry and peak flow measurements
  • Interpretations of chest radiographs Prevention (INH chemophrophylaxis, smoking cessation, immunization)
  • Evaluation and management of patients with common pulmonary problems and diseases including:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Hypoxemia
    • Airflow obstruction (including optimal use of pharmacologic agents)
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Pulmonary nodules and lung cancer
    • Acute and chronic pneumonia
    • Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
    • Interstitial lung disease (e.g., sarcoidosis)