Richard Rosenbaum Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
Since its inception in 1982, the outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Mon General Hospital has been providing a specialized program to help individuals suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD
is a progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease can get worse over time.
COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms. This chronic shortness of breath can cause actual panic and lead to a decrease in the ability to perform daily activities. That's why it's extremely important to talk to your healthcare provider right away if you're experiencing any symptoms common to COPD. The sooner you're diagnosed, the better you and your doctor can start to manage it.
Pulmonary rehabilitation requires a physician’s order. The goal is to decrease shortness of breath and hospitalizations, therefore improving patients’ quality of life. If you have been hospitalized with a breathing problem, or easily become short of breath while walking, you may benefit from this program.
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Cost and Insurance Coverage
Medicare covers 80% of the cost for outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation, if you qualify. Many other major medical plans also cover part, or all, of the cost of the therapy. If you are unsure of your medical coverage or need assistance in verifying your insurance coverage for the program, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation staff will be happy to assist you.