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Pulmonary Medicine

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Our pulmonary medicine and rehabilitation program is a restorative and preventive process for patients with chronic respiratory diseases. As lung function declines, shortness of breath worsens, and independent daily activities become increasingly difficult. Pulmonary rehabilitation provides training to improve the patient’s ability to manage and cope with their limitations.

Pulmonary medicine and rehabilitation services include critical components of assessment, physical reconditioning, skills training and psychological support.

Our pulmonary services focus on patients with:

  • Asthma
  • Chest Wall Diseases
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Before and After Lung Surgery
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Ventilator Dependency
  • Post COVID-19 pneumonia rehabilitation
    • Indications that post-COVID rehab is needed:
      • Continued symptoms of shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, activity limitations, fatigue, and decreased quality of life.
      • Need to be 30-90 days post-hospitalization or post-diagnosis. The 30-90 day time frame is due to how ill a person was, longer if worse condition.
      • Treatment involves gentle exercise, education, and techniques for improved breathing. Is very similar to other cardiac or pulmonary rehab programs. Typically 2-3 days per week up to 36 sessions. Insurance coverage can be verified and help to find options for payment.

PULMONARY REHABILITATION

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO BREATH

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps people diagnosed with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema, bronchitis), patients requiring a lung transplant, and other pulmonary conditions. The program combines exercise, education and breath training to help people achieve and maintain their maximum level of independence and living. The goal of the program is for a person with lung disease to be able to do daily activities with less shortness of breath. Kelly Mathison, Respiratory Therapist, will customize a program for each individual. Cumberland Pulmonary Rehab is part of the Wisconsin Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation. www.wiscphr.org.

Pulmonologist

Adriane Gianalupi, MD

Fadi Sabbagh, MD 

Kelly Mathison, RT

To arrange an appointment, please call our Specialty Clinic at 715-822-7352.