Doctor Discussion Guide
It is important to talk to your doctor if you have any questions about Alpha-1 or your health. Bring the Doctor Discussion Guide to your primary care doctor first. Some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you see a specialist, such as a pulmonologist. If you are already under the care of a specialist, or if your health insurance plan doesn't require a referral, have the discussion with your pulmonologist first.
To get started, print the list of questions below, and add any additional questions you wish to discuss with your doctor. Bring the printout with you to your doctor's appointment to help you and your doctor determine if you should be tested for Alpha-1.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ALPHA-1
If you have Alpha-1, find out about your treatment options, learn how to manage Alpha-1, and discover what it means if you carry the gene for Alpha-1. Learn more about what to do if you're Alpha-1.