To refer a patient, please contact our office administrator at (205) 934-7557 from 8 AM-5 PM, CT, Monday-Friday. 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 containing 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.  After the clinic visit and once all data has been 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. 

If any questions arise, please contact Dr. Joao de Andrade (via telephone: 1-800-UAB-MIST or email Joao de Andrade, MD), especially if you have any questions regarding one of our ongoing research protocols/clinical trials.