COPD insider contributor
Brian Carlin


Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Altoona Regional Health System


With more than 20 years in practice, Dr. Carlin is highly regarded as a thought leader in healthcare and the pulmonary profession. A sought-after speaker and prolific author in the area of pulmonary medicine, Dr. Carlin has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognition throughout his celebrated career. Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, critical care, and sleep medicine, Dr. Carlin is affiliated with multiple hospitals throughout the state of Pennsylvania, including Altoona Regional Health System, Allegheny General Hospital, and Washington Hospital, and also serves as Assistant Professor on the faculty at Drexel University School of Medicine.

Brian Carlin articles on COPD insider:

  • RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT anatomy: 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes

    RT's provide exceptional value in care to patients with COPD, but what do successful RTs have in common? 5 skills to maximize COPD outcomes in any care setting.

  • Insider solutions

    Insider solutions

    As we learn more and more about COPD, many questions remain. Discover what our panel of insiders had to say about some of your most pressing questions.

  • The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    The ROI of pulmonary rehab

    Pulmonary rehab is commonly underutilized because its benefits are under-recognized.

  • How to raise quality while lowering costs

    How to raise quality while lowering costs

    Are you focusing on quality or cost? Don’t choose one—optimize both with these three insider tips.

  • Home Care with the right Device

    Home Care with the right Device

    Discover how choosing the right home care device can make the difference for patients once they leave the hospital. Read more on 4 easy steps for making the right choice to set patients up for sustainable success.

  • 4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    4 keys to sustainable readmission reduction

    Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, FAARC, was part of a readmission reduction program that reduced readmission by 25% and saved $1000 to $1500 per patient. In the video, he lays out 4 key learnings that led to these dramatic results.

  • COPD Misconceptions

    COPD Misconceptions

    Too often, COPD in women is overlooked or misdiagnosed. In celebration of Women’s Health Month, let’s explore when this misperception began and how you can help overcome it, to spread quality care for all.

  • Identifying COPD patients

    Identifying COPD patients

    Learn how to identify patients with COPD sooner by proactively focusing on additional risk factors, special populations, and more.

  • Improving Adherence to Treatment

    Improving Adherence to Treatment

    While we would all agree that adherence to treatment is key, the causes of non-adherence may surprise you. Learn more about what can go wrong and how you can make it right.

  • COPD Proactive Planning

    COPD Proactive Planning

    It takes more than just a good treatment plan and a prescription to keep your patients healthy at home. Follow one patient’s journey from discharge to readmission and learn how taking a proactive approach to care can safeguard against this from happening again.

  • Why hasn’t spirometry caught on?

    Why hasn’t spirometry caught on?

    Spirometry is the only recognized method to definitively diagnose COPD. So why is it rarely used? Discover the consequences of not using spirometry and the benefits you can expect from making it your standard practice.

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