Who We Are
Pulmonary Rehabilitation program offered
by HCHC's Cardiopulmonary Services is an individualized program designed to
help improve the quality of life for individuals with pulmonary disease.
What We Do
Through the use of exercise and education, the program
will encourage the participant to take a more active role in his or her
health. One of the goals of the program is to enable each participant to live
a more fulfilling, enjoyable life.
Am I a candidate for the
- You may enter the program if...
- You are referred by your physician.
- You have been diagnosed with
Lung Disease (C.O.P.D.), Emphysema, Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Pulmonary
- You have the desire to comply and actively participate in
- You are a non-smoker or are willing to participate in a
smoking cessation program.
What type of exercise will I be
All exercise sessions will be supervised by the Cardiopulmonary
staff. Each patient will be given a safe, individualized exercise program
designed by our staff based on your pre-enrollment testing.
- Breathing retraining
- Monitored exercise sessions
How long is the program?
The program will
be three days per week until your goal (based upon pre-testing) is achieved.
Following this achievement you may continue on with a maintenance program.
What information can I share with my family?
One of the goals is to
educate you and your family. We will provide information on medication,
stress, diet, anatomy and your diagnosis.
Is the program covered by
Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance will pay a portion
of the cost in most cases. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation staff can assist you
in communicating with your insurance provider to determine what your portion
of payment will be, if any.