New Book Aims to Help COPD Patients

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

To get proper treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a patient needs to be a good “storyteller” and locate a doctor who is a “good listener.” COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide gives patients a good understanding of the disease and available treatments so they will know what questions to ask of a physician. Dr. Anthony Cosentino draws on his over half-century of medical experience to help patients understand COPD and how chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma all lead to the condition associated with airflow limitation.

In addition to a detailed explanation of the disease, Dr. Cosentino also explains the necessary Pulmonary Function Testing and the medical therapies and medications available. Dr. Cosentino graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1956,received further post graduate training in internal medicine under the supervision of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) from 1956-1959, and subsequently received a National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship in cardio-pulmonary physiology. He was named a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF in 1982. Dr. Cosentino has served as a reviewer of scientific articles for the New England Journal of Medicine and for Chest, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. He also maintained a full-time practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

COPD/Chronic Asthma: A Patient’s Guide is available in softcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-649-1) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website,

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