While coughing is a normal reflex in most people, a chronic cough (where the cough goes on for some weeks) can be annoying, embarrassing and, in some cases, quite debilitating. It can also be quite difficult to diagnose and treat as there are a number of conditions that can cause chronic cough.
Dr Hodge has spent time working in a Chronic Cough clinic in the United Kingdom, and has a particular interest in the area. As required she works with other specialists, particularly respiratory physicians, gastroenterologists and speech pathologists, in the treatment of chronic cough. She can assess you and offer treatment options as appropriate.