Most of us breathe without giving it a second thought. For those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), it’s a constant effort. COPD is a group of diseases that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma.
Thanks to pulmonary rehabilitation programs like the one at Memorial, you can lead a satisfying and normal life with COPD. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program helps you maximize physical strength, increase exercise tolerance, enhance emotional well-being, and adjust in all areas of your life. We provide total patient care and education. A personalized program of self care and exercise is prescribed to help meet the patient’s goals and improve their quality of life.
Services are offered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, and a physician referral is required.
Respiratory care services
Memorial offers both inpatient and outpatient respiratory care services using medication and non-medication therapies. With two full-service Pulmonary Function Labs, we can test you bedside, before and after surgery, and more to see exactly how well your lungs are functioning at a given time.
Through pulmonary exercise stress testing we can detect asthma or find out if your disease is a cardiac or pulmonary issue.
The respiratory care services staff includes a respiratory care practitioner, certified respiratory therapist, and registered respiratory therapist.
A physician referral is required to use Memorial’s respiratory care services.