Pulmonology (Lung Disease)
Infectious Lung Diseases
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. Couch is a pulmonary expert who has treated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases for more than 20 years. Her specialty is treating patients who have recurring infections that damage the airways to the lungs. To help treat this condition, Dr. Couch has conducted research to determine how effective inhaled antibiotics are in preventing infection.
Blogs Written by Dr. Couch
Beathing Easier: COPD Facts and Treaments
Cystic Fibrosis: What to Know and What's Ahead
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Board Certification
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Board Certification
I was not sure about changing from my providers at Christus Trinity hospital. I will follow this doctor wherever she and her sweet nurse goes. I didn't run across one person that wasn't caring and polite, but Dr. Leslie Couch and her nurse can't be beat. It wasn't a good day for me. I was in pain separate and apart for my visit. She was sweet and thoughtful dealing with my long horrible habit of smoking, plus a rare lung disease that caused me to seek her out initially. Few doctors have heard of LAM, which is a rare disease that effects women. I want to thank her and her nurse (sorry sweet lady, I'm drawing a blank as I write this.) Please see that she is recognized as the special nurse that she is and in my heart. I will make this right! They were patient hearing me out and encouraging me on this journey I am on. I never felt rushed or less than for my issues. I love this team. If your looking for a pulmonologist, this woman is a gem.
— Pam. Andrews
Dr. Couch’s is a highly skilled and well versed Pulmonologist. Her interactions with patients and family members are always professional, compassionate and friendly. She listens to and addresses concerns promptly and knowledgeably to help prevent worsening conditions. She’s taken excellent care of my father for many years. He adores her and so do we. Our family is extremely grateful for the care that she and her top notch team provide.
— Lizette Biel
Most wonderful Dr I've ever used. She stays ahead of the curve finding alternate treatments. Never feel rushed.
— Paula Gunn