Pulmonary Rehab

Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help patients with respiratory disease reduce symptoms and improve physical conditioning. Our pulmonary rehab team works with patients to better understand and develop strategies to deal with chronic conditions such as COPD, asthma and pulmonary hypertension.

Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a service designed to improve the quality of life of patients who are experiencing lung problems such as:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery before and after lung transplantation

Services include exercise classes and education about your lung disease or condition. Pulmonary rehab may help you to participate in activities with less shortness of breath and teaches you how to live better with your lung condition. They are generally covered by most health insurance companies. Please check your plan to determine if your policy covers pulmonary rehabilitation. If you have any questions or would like more information about how to participate in the program, please call 260-724-2145, ext. 11036.

Services

  • Care provided by clinically trained exercise physiologists and registered respiratory therapists
  • Education classes that focus on COPD as well as other chronic lung diseases designed to provide you with information about:
    • Medications, including drug action, side effects, use of an inhaler and self-care techniques
    • Oxygen therapy
    • Diet, nutrition and weight management
    • Breathing retraining
    • Importance of exercise
    • Strategies for managing breathing problems
    • Harm caused by tobacco and environmental smoke
    • Symptom assessment and knowledge about when to seek medical treatment
    • A personalized exercise plan that works for you
    • Psychological/stress assessment and counseling
    • Opportunity to meet and share stories with other patients like you
    • Improved communication with your doctor and other health care providers about treatment options for your pulmonary disease or condition

Although pulmonary rehabilitation can’t cure your lung disease, it can be of great benefit. You may notice improved breathing and fewer breathing problems. Other benefits include:

  • Reduced breathing difficulties or more controlled breathing
  • Decrease in other symptoms associated with your lung disease or condition
  • Improved ability to function better in your daily life
  • Increased ability to be more physically active
  • Better management of anxiety and depression

Make an Appointment

Looking for a new primary care provider or specialist? Call our provider scheduling number at 1-833-724-DOCS (3627) or log in to MyChart to schedule an appointment with your current doctor. Don’t have a MyChart account? Call 1-833-724-DOCS to sign up now.

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