Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program to help people with chronic lung disease increase their physical activity. Our goal is to help you better understand and manage your disease to function more independently and improve your overall quality of life. Most patients with the following are eligible to receive pulmonary rehabilitation services: COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, chronic asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung surgery.
Our staff will evaluate your condition and develop an individualized rehabilitation program based on the following elements:
- Physical conditioning: Monitored physical activity to increase endurance, strengthen muscles used for breathing, and improve overall fitness and sense of well-being.
- Education: Teaching sessions by healthcare professionals to provide knowledge about lung disease, medications, and self-management.
- Nutrition: Practical suggestions by registered dietitians to help patients cope with the fatigue and listlessness that can accompany chronic lung disease.
Patients must have a physician’s referral to receive pulmonary rehabilitation services. Once a referral has been issued, patients are assessed to determine if they may benefit from a pulmonary rehab program. If you wish to learn more about enrollment, call (701) 418-7220.
Medicare and many commercial insurance plans provide coverage for pulmonary rehabilitation services.
Our program is staffed by experienced and highly qualified healthcare professionals from the fields of Nursing, Exercise Physiology, and Respiratory Therapy. Consultations are available on request from dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and behavioral health counselors. This team works closely with medical director Dr. Jeffrey Verhey to provide multi-disciplinary, individualized care.