Lung Nodule Clinic

Our own Dr. Alain Eid is the Founder of the two Colorado Springs Lung Nodule Clinics at Penrose-St. Francis and Memorial Hospitals. Since 2008, he has provided expertise to the Penrose-St. Francis Lung Nodule Clinic. Along with all the physicians of Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants, the multidisciplinary service providing prompt evaluation, diagnosis, surveillance and treatment for all types of lung abnormalities is immediately available to patients.

It is estimated that twenty-five percent of people have lung nodules and are not aware of them until they are discovered incidentally when being worked-up for something else. A majority of the lung nodules found are benign, but it is important to follow these nodules according to national guidelines to make sure they do not grow, change, or become suspicious for lung cancer. Early discovery and treatment of lung nodules or lung cancer provides for better patient outcomes.

This long-standing approach of caring for patients with a multidisciplinary team to develop a plan of care for patients is well advanced and is what “today’s” healthcare environment is expecting, which also keeps healthcare costs low.

To schedule an appointment:

Contact Information:
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
Lung Nodule Clinic
2222 North Nevada Avenue, STE 4004
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Patient Forms (PDF):
Lung Nodule Clinic H&P
Lung Nodule Clinic Medication Record

Patty O’Connell, RN, MS, Thoracic Nurse Navigator

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Board Certification:

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
  • Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Nurse

Graduate School:

  • Master’s of Science (MS) – University of Colorado

Years With the Practice: Joined the Lung Nodule Clinic Team of Penrose-St. Francis and CSPC 2009. She has 17 years of oncology/nursing experience.

Special Professional Clinical Interests:

Lung Nodule Clinic Nurse Navigator for the pulmonologists of Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants and the Thoracic Nurse Navigator for Penrose-St. Francis Thoracic Surgery Practice of Dr. Theolyne Price and Dr. John Mehall. A nodule on the lung can be a scary discovery. Patty provides patients a point of contact as she helps them navigate their care through the very first suspected abnormal chest x-ray through a surgical procedure if necessary. Patty is the face of the “Lung Nodule Clinic” and is a trusted nurse that provides the “special care needs” that the lung patients in our community deserve!

Oncology Nursing Society presentations
El Paso County Medical Society Excellence in Professional Nursing Award, 2010
Seton Nursing Award, 2014

Brief Bio:
Patty and her husband, along with their three boys, enjoy spending time in the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Patty enjoys, reading, cooking, and entertaining with friends.