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You may be short of breath because you suffer from Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, or Bronchiectasis. Your ability to breathe freely becomes a tremendous health challenge, a challenge that can be met through rehabilitation and adapting to new lifestyle behaviors in an effort to restore your quality of life.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program involves the evaluation, care, treatment and management of your respiratory disease. What makes this program unique is the teamwork of staff from Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy and the Pharmacy, who design an individualized program based on your specific needs.
The program aims to:
Graduates of the program demonstrate a significant reduction in hospitalization time, doctors office visits, sick time, as well as measurable improvements in activity levels, decreased periods of depression and better communication with family members. Graduates also experience improved ability to cope with daily life stresses associated with recurring breathing problems from Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, and Bronchiectasis.
A physician referral is needed to enter the program. For more information, you may call directly to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 467.6338.
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is approved by Medicare and accepts many insurances. Please call the program to see if your insurance is accepted.
This program is designed to educate the allergic asthma patient who does not require intensive rehabilitation. The Allergic Asthma Program will increase the patient’s understanding of the disease process and improve patient compliance. This should lead to fewer Asthma flare-ups, less physician visits and healthier patients. The three visit program will focus on:
Call us at (209) 467-6338 to learn more about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Use our online Find a Doctor feature, or call (800) 677-4491 to get connected to a doctor that's right for you.