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Pulmonary Rehabilitation


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.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

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:

  • Increase your activity level through exercise while decreasing shortness of breath.
  • Provide instructions on the upkeep and usage of your prescribed breathing devices.
  • Teach techniques to better care for yourself at home.
  • Communicate with your doctor on a regular basis to assist them in monitoring your progress in the program.

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.

Entering the Program

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.

Allergic Asthma Program

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:

  • Pathophysiology of asthma
  • Identification of asthma triggers
  • Medication usage and compliance
  • Peak Flow Meter instruction
  • Establishing an asthma control plan
  • Managing an asthma episode
  • Guidelines as to when the physician should be contacted for treatment plan modification
  • When to seek emergency care

Learn More About Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

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.