to provide practical and current information that positively affects the daily lives of those with COPD and their families.

What’s New in COPD?

Dr. Mahler keeps you informed … with regular updates and news about the treatment and management of COPD, including new findings from medical conferences and info on promising new drugs.

COPD Patient Videos

Watch inspiring videos about three persons living active lives with COPD.

See their stories »

“real” FAQs

Dr. Mahler answers “real” questions that have often been asked by his patients with COPD. Each story is real, but names and locations have been changed to honor patient confidentiality. Ask your question »

Donald A. Mahler, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Since October 2014, he works as a pulmonary physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he is Director of Respiratory Services. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahler, call the Kane Center at Valley Regional Hospital 603 542-8603. Fax number: 603 542-1927.

Valley Regional Hospital is designated as a Clinical Resource Center for the the Alpha-1 Foundation. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary form of emphysema.