About

Website

In early 2014, I envisioned an opportunity to provide educational materials that more closely aligned to individuals affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their caregivers, and family members. After extensive discussions, I commissioned James Taylor, an experienced website designer [http://www.webhed.com] to create this website.

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

This website was launched in late-June 2014 and has three thematic topics:

1. COPD news – updates on recent publications in the medical journals, presentations at national respiratory conferences, and announcements about medications for COPD approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and made available by pharmaceutical companies

2. Real FAQs – questions submitted by those with COPD, caregivers, and family members are answered

3. Submit a medical question about anything related to COPD

In addition, videos are provided about three individuals who have COPD and continue to lead active lives.

I have complete control of the contents of the website.  No financial support has been provided for the development or operation of this website by any business or organization.

Donald A. Mahler, M.D.

Dr. Mahler 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.

Dr. Mahler has written/edited four books on Dyspnea.  Dyspnea is the medical word for shortness of breath or breathing difficulty.

  1. Dyspnea. Futura Publishing Company, Inc., 1990
  2. Dyspnea. Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1998
  3. Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, 2nd Edition, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005, co-edited with Denis E. O’Donnell
  4. Dyspnea: Mechanisms, Measurement, and Management, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2014, co-edited with Denis E. O’Donnell.

Dr. Mahler has been selected by peers as one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2017-2018. Being named a Best Doctor recognizes about 4% of US doctors from whom other doctors would seek care.  www.bestdoctors.com


COPD educational video series

January 28, 2015

A series of six educational videos about  COPD are posted. These videos feature three individuals who are living with COPD with a positive message about “staying active.”  The videos were sponsored by the American Thoracic Society and have been shown in major US cities as public service announcements. The videos are:

  1. Introduction to COPD
  2. What is COPD?
  3. What Causes COPD?
  4. Treating COPD
  5. Medicines For Treatment of COPD
  6. Key Points About COPD – What is It? and Available Treatments


November 6, 2014

Breathe New Hampshire recognizes Dr. Mahler

for outstanding service in the field of respiratory health

Dr. Mahler is the 2014 recipient of Breathe New Hampshire’s Robert B. Kerr Award. The Kerr Award is awarded annually to a New Hampshire person who has consistently demonstrated a selfless professional or personal commitment to furthering lung health in the region for five or more years. Considerations include courage of conviction, creativity, innovation, and pioneering approaches to improving respiratory health.

Pictured here from left to right - Dr.Albee Budnitz, Downtown Medical Associates & Breathe NH Board Member, Dan Fortin, Breathe NH President & CEO, Dr. Donald Mahler, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Dr. James Kiley, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Pictured here from left to right – Dr.Albee Budnitz, Downtown Medical Associates & Breathe NH Board Member, Dan Fortin, Breathe NH President & CEO, Dr. Donald Mahler, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Dr. James Kiley, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.


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