I had a dr appointment today and part of it was to discuss results from a pulmonary test that I had in Jan. (or at least a few mos ago) and was told then that if anything serious showed up on it, I would be notified right away. Today I was told that I had "moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)". The intern dr that I saw tried to explain to me what that means, and well, that was about it. Never mentioned any treatment or medications or more tests or anything. Does that sound typical? I do take medications that are supposed to be rx'd generic equivalent for allegra-d and the majority of the conversation was on that. The intern even called in a licensed md to confront me on "it's not normal to take these three times a day", well that was easily clarified- I don't take them 3x per day- I take it once a day (which is the truth). The MD decided that was normal and continued the rx. It's the V.A. and normally they are very trustworthy and competent but, they also train people (tdocs, psychiatrists, md interns, etc).