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Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care


Mercy Medical Group’s specialists in pulmonary medicine offer patients expertise in a variety of pulmonary disorders, including asthma, sleep disorders, cancer of the lung, COPD/emphysema and pulmonary infections.

The latest technology is used to provide state-of-the-art care in both the outpatient and hospital settings.

Our Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care department provides:

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Inpatient and Outpatient visits for evaluation and treatment of various lung conditions
  • Sleep disorders evaluation and treatment (link to sleep disorders)
  • Bronchoscopic diagnosis and treatment
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

Mercy Medical Group’s team sees patients in our San Juan (Carmichael), Midtown (Sacramento), Timberlake (south Sacramento) and Folsom care centers and also at Mercy General Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Mercy Folsom Hospital.

Pulmonary Rehab Education

Mercy's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps improve the quality of life for people with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis and other chronic pulmonary conditions. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the clinical term for the group of disorders that are associated with persistent obstruction of the airways as in emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Restrictive lung diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis, are more characteristic of difficulty getting enough volume of air into the lungs, and thus difficulty getting enough oxygen into the body.

Treatment includes working with your healthcare professional, taking your medications as directed, starting an exercise program and maintaining overall good health. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program helps you accomplish these goals. Through evaluation, education, exercise, counseling and follow-up visits, participants in this six-week program learn how to manage their illness more effectively. Ultimately, many return to a more active lifestyle and become more involved in their own healthcare.

Evaluation

The initial evaluation of each participant in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program requires:

  • Medical history review, X-rays and laboratory tests
  • Assessment of the participant's knowledge about his or her illness
  • Physical assessment

Enrollment

Enrollment in the program is open to adults with chronic pulmonary diseases who are referred by their doctor. Participants will remain under the care of their referring doctor throughout the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, as the goal of the program is to complement your doctor's care, not replace it. Pulmonary Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance companies, including Medicare.

Learn More About Pulmonary Rehabilitation

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us:

  • San Juan Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, 916.537.5299
  • Mercy General Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, 916.453.4268

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 916.379.2888 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor tool.