Dr. Weigel to Discuss COPD

August 11, 2015

Dr. Weigel to discuss COPD

Did you know that more than 12 million people in the United States are currently diagnosed with COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. While many of those diagnosed are currently being treated for COPD, an estimated 12 million more people likely have the disease and don't even know it.

This month’s Dine with the Docs features Sam Weigel, M.D., Internal Medicine Specialist and Hospitalist, who will discuss chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The public meeting will be held Tuesday, August 11, in the Conference Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.    

A complementary dinner provided by the hospital is available in Chatters Café at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6:30 p.m.

If you have been diagnosed with COPD, if you have a loved one with COPD, or if you would just like to learn more about this progressive disease, this program will be of interest to you. Dr. Weigel will discuss the risk factors, signs and symptoms as well as diagnosis of the disease.  He will also provide information about treatment options. A question and answer session will follow the program.

A native of Somerset, Dr. Weigel is a summa cum laude graduate from Bellarmine University in Louisville. He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude.  During medical school, Dr. Weigel was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was also a member of the Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society.

Dr. Weigel completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Tinsley Harrison Residency Program. He joined the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital medical staff in July and is providing care exclusively for inpatients as a Hospitalist.

“Dine with the Docs” is a regular monthly program series developed to educate interested persons regarding important health issues.  The programs are sponsored as a public service by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Lake Cumberland Chapter of Senior Friends. 

For more information or to make required reservations, call 606-678-3274.