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Published: 04/04/2012

Taking a Deep Breath:  Treatments for COPD 

A Listen & Learn Lecture with David Bushell, MD


Bridgeport, CT, April 3, 2012 – St. Vincent’s Medical Center is sponsoring a free talk open to the general public entitled “Taking a Deep Breath:  Treatments for COPD,” as a part of their 2012 Spring Listen & Learn Lecture Series. The talk will take place on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, at Testos’s Restaurant, 1775 Madison Avenue in Bridgeport.  A buffet dinner will be available from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. 

Featured speaker, David Bushell, MD, FCCP, D, ABSM, will discuss COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), what it is, the symptoms and how it will affect you in your life.  Dr. Bushell will address coping with COPD and explain the latest treatment options.

David Bushell, MD, FCCP, D, ABSM, is board certified and specializes in pulmonary diseases and sleep and internal medicine.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of St. Vincent’s Medical Center.  Dr. Bushell received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School.  He completed his residency in medicine at Montefiore Medical Center – Moses Division and his fellowship in pulmonary disease at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Dr. Bushell is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. He works at a private practice of pulmonary and internal medicine in Fairfield. 

A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and dinner will be provided from 5:30 – 6:00 PM.

For more information or to register for this lecture, please call St. Vincent’s toll-free Care Line at 1-877-255-SVHS (7847) or register online at



Listen & Learn Lecture Series

“Listen & Learn” is a free series of talks for the community by physicians on health and wellness topics in an effort to help area residents stay well. Participants learn from experts in the field about medical topics and prevention strategies, and how to sort through confusing consumer health information available to consumers. Topics will cover a broad range of issues.  The program is  a part of St. Vincent’s mission of outreach to the community and is open to the general public.  The lecture program is a collaboration between St. Vincent’s Club 50/Boomers Group and its Physician Services. 

St. Vincent’s Club 50/Boomers

St. Vincent’s Club 50/Boomers is designed for people age 50 and older who are interested in maintaining and improving their health through education programs and social events. Membership is free and entitles participants to discounts on a variety of programs from health screenings to excursions.  Members receive free parking and meals at St. Vincent’s, discounts on prescription drugs at most pharmacies, and access to lectures and information on health and wellness.

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