Transferring Treatment To A New Pulmonary Specialist?
u003cspan style=”color: #1e1e1e; font-family: ‘Source Sans Pro’, Arial, sans-serif;”u003eHi doc, I’ve been doing 0AT treatment for about 3 months with dr. Sp. Lungs. because to take care of my visa was directed to doctor sp. other lung as recommended Immigration. Will this affect the continuation of my treatment? If it is seen from the X-ray results that my spots are improving, should I repeat the OAT treatment from the beginning regardless of my treatment which has entered 3 months.u003c/spanu003e
Hello good morning Diana
In your case, before you switch your treatment to a new pulmonologist, please ask for a cover letter from your pulmonologist who previously treated you. In the cover letter, the specialist will write down your medical history, including the diagnosis, treatment that has been given, and evaluation of treatment (latest x-ray results).
You don't have to worry that this will affect the continuation of your treatment and worry that you will start again from the beginning. As long as you don't drop out of treatment (for example, because you run out of medicine) then you can continue therapy in a new place. Therefore, make sure you get enough medicine from your current pulmonologist before changing treatment sites so you don't run out while waiting for a transfer to a new lung specialist.
Regarding the X-ray performed, it is the standard for evaluating the treatment that has been done. If the results improve, as you are getting, then it shows that the treatment that has been carried out is having a good effect on your condition, and the treatment can be continued for as long as determined by your pulmonologist. Thus you do not need to repeat the treatment from the beginning and please continue treatment to a new lung specialist.
That's it, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa