COPD Clinical Trial Alabama

 

As part of Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center’s continued effort to provide you with the highest quality of care, Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center is pleased to offer you a week of free screening dates for a rare and often unrecognized or misdiagnosed disorder.

Alpha -1 – antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, or more simply called Alpha -1, is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in serious lung (or liver) disease in adults at any age. An estimated 95% of individuals with alpha -1 are unaware they have the deficiency.

Patients who are recommended to be tested, and may benefit from this free screening opportunity include those with:
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
– Emphysema
– Chronic Bronchitis
– Asthma that does not respond well to treatment
– A family history of Alpha-1 or a family member with one of the diseases listed above

To learn more about alpha-1 and if you should be tested please visit the Alpha-1 Association at www.alphaone.org

There are treatment options and preventive measures for those diagnosed with Alpha-1. Testing for this deficiency consists of a brief questionnaire and a simple finger prick administered by an Alpha- 1 advocate. This screening process should take no more than 20 minutes, and your allergist will be confidentially notified with any abnormal results in approximately ten days. The public is welcome and no appointment will be required.

If you have any questions prior to the screening please call Morgan Walls at (205)218-4764.

An Alpha – 1 advocate will be present at the screening to provide more information and discuss any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
The Physicians and Staff of Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center

Please join us February 22nd – 26th, 2016
Each screening will be conducted in our lobby or shot room at the following Alabama Allergy and Asthma Center locations and times:

Monday, February 22nd
Homewood Office
504 Brookwood Boulevard
Homewood, AL 35209
9:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday, February 23rd
Cullman Office
1800 AL Hwy 157 POB III Suite 100
Cullman, AL 35058
8:00am – 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 24th
Chelsea Office
16691 Highway 280
Chelsea, AL 35043
8:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday, February 25th
Hoover Office
2100 Data Park, Suite 200
Hoover, AL 35244
8:00am – 12:00pm

Friday February 25th
Alabaster Office
1022 1st Street North
1022 Tower Building, Suite 201
Alabaster, AL 35007
8:00am – 12:00pm

For directions please visit: https://alabamaallergy.com/locations/