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Pulmonologist Sees Visible Difference in the Lives of Patients With Help From inCourage® Airway Clearance Therapy
When Dr. Eric Seifer prescribes inCourage Airway Clearance Therapy, he knows he is making a long-term difference in the lives of his patients. In his New York pulmonology practice, Dr. Seifer treats individuals with a variety of lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis. "When patients first come to see me, many have a poor quality of life and recurring respiratory infections. They're discouraged and feel defeated," Seifer explains. After a patient starts inCourage Therapy, a visible difference occurs, says Seifer. "Patients say, 'I feel so much better. I haven't felt this good in I don't know how long."' inCourage Therapy helps treat ongoing pulmonary issues and Seifer has witnessed positive outcomes in his patient population. "[I've seen] reduced unscheduled physician office visits, reduced need for antibiotics, decreased emergency room visits [ and] decreased hospitalizations."
Patients who have endured many years of respiratory infections experience lung damage and diminished respiratory capacity. Seifer helps his patients focus on maintaining or improving their respiratory health in part by using in Courage Therapy. "I can get you breathing better, feeling better and living better than you have in years," he says. Some patients who feel healthier after using the inCourage® System for several months ask if they need to continue the therapy. "I've been wearing glasses since I was eight years old. With my glasses, I see great. If I take my glasses off, it's blurry," says Seifer. Like glasses, inCourage Therapy is a life-long treatment, he says. It's not a cure for chronic lung conditions. "If you stop using it, over time, you will go back to where you were before. You are going to need to continue to use your device. It's all about maximizing quality of life."