Information for Referring Physicians

To refer a patient, please contact our office administrator at (205) 934-7557 from 8 am to 5 pm, CT, Mondays through Fridays. At other times, you may leave a voice mail message and we will contact you.  We are committed to evaluate your patients and provide feedback to you in a timely manner.

In order to expedite the scheduling and the evaluation process, please forward the following documents to our office as soon as possible: 

1. Last clinic note or referral letter

2. Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)

3. Chest X-rays and CT scans - upload films to a CD and attach reports

4. Lung biopsy slides and reports, if available. 

After the appointment is scheduled, your patient will receive a package that will contain a schedule of tests and appointments, along with the "UAB ILD Program New Patient Questionnaire", maps and information on lodging in the Kirklin Clinic area.  clinic visit and once all the data is reviewed, including any prior biopsies, you will receive either a letter from one of our physicians or a copy the patient's clinic visit note. 

Please contact our staff if any questions should arise. Also, please do feel free to contact Dr. Joao deAndrade (via telephone: 1-800-UAB-MIST or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text79771); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  especially if you have any questions regarding one of our ongoing research protocols/clinical trials.

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