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Pulmonary Rehab


DCH Regional Medical Center

Pulmonary rehab is a six-twelve week program that includes education and exercise. During exercise, a patient’s blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation are monitored. Pulmonary rehab sessions are held twice a week and usually last one to two hours.

Who Needs Pulmonary Rehab?
People who have been diagnosed with the following conditions are primary candidates for pulmonary rehab

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Emphysema

  • Asbestosis

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis (and others)

  • Lung Reduction
  • Will my insurance pay for Pulmonary Rehab?
    The Pulmonary Rehab program at DCH Regional Medical Center qualifies for payment through Medicare and most other insurance companies. During the first visit, our staff determines if a patient’s condition qualifies for the program.

    How do I join the Pulmonary Rehab program?>
    Have you noticed it getting more difficult to breathe during your daily routine? Talk to your doctor about our program. Have your physician call our rehab coordinator, Karen Harris at 205-750-5522, or fax a referral to 205-333-4252.

    Where is Pulmonary Rehab located?
    We are located on the second floor of the Phelps Outpatient Center located on the campus of DCH Regional Medical Center.

    For more information or detailed directions, please call us at 205-750-5522 or e-mail Karen Harris, RPFT, CRT.





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