Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Viewpoints

Breathing Issues are Often Under-Tested, Over-Treated

by: Samir Gupta

Dr. Samir Gupta, a respirologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, discusses overtreatment and the importance of proper testing in breathing conditions. Dr. Gupta notes that physicians sometimes┬ádiagnose asthma or COPD without formal testing and prescribe antibiotics that will not help a patient’s condition. Dr. Gupta recommends using Choosing Wisely recommendations in treating these common conditions as well as reminding patients to ask their doctor about formal testing when necessary.

Read the Full Article
Back to Perspectives