During recent hospitalization for flare, pulmonologist that saw me had looked at my CT scan results and other records and told me that I do not have emphysema and he does not even think I have COPD at all according to what I shared with him. He thinks my problem is more severe persistent allergic asthma that can be improved with appropriate treatment. So, I am now seeing an immunologist next week. Anyone with similar experience? I also have severe GERD that he thinks is playing a part as well.