Jeanine Smith has practiced medicine in Tulsa for 26 years. Her PA career began in emergency
medicine at St Francis Hospital in Tulsa in 1996, where she was the first PA to be in charge of a
code blue team. Later, she began her work in hospital medicine in 2010 through Ascension St
John Health System in Tulsa and now she currently works with Core Clinical Partners hospitalist
group with Hillcrest Health System in Tulsa. This year she was able to also work in an outpatient
pulmonary medicine clinic after experiencing burnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There she
saw all types of pulmonary patients with many of them at the end stages of their pulmonary
disease trajectory. She did this through telehealth, remote patient monitoring and partnerships
she developed with home health and hospice companies. Today she wants to share some of
what she has learned about COPD along her journey
A New Look at an Old Disease – COPD
- Discuss the prevalence and socioeconomic impact of COPD.
- Explain ways to approach mild, moderate, severe COPD in primary care settings of rural and urban communities.
- Discuss an alternative palliative.