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Pulmonary Medicine


Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps people diagnosed with lung problems manage their breathing through exercise and controlled breathing techniques. It also helps them recognize symptoms and improve general health and conditioning.

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 patients’ 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)
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Lung cancer
  • Before and After Lung Surgery
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Bronchiectasis 
  • Sarcoidosis
  • 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.


  • Rebuild your strength to enjoy a more full and active life
  • Manage your symptoms and know when to call the doctor
  • Ways to start a safe exercise program
  • Help to decrease hospital visits and cope with your disease process
  • Understand and learn ways to manage your disease process



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 program’s goal 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.


Fadi Sabbagh, MD 

Kelly Mathison, RT

To arrange an appointment, please call our Specialty Clinic at 715-822-7350.