Who We Are
The Pulmonary Rehab program is staffed with highly trained health care professionals with expertise in lung function and health. Our rehab program is Nationally Certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, a guarantee that the service provided meets national standards. We exist in order to meet the pulmonary needs of Southeastern Ohio. The Pulmonary Rehab team consists of Kim Orr, RRT and Michelle Carter, Exercise Physiologist. Give us a call at 740-439-8528 or click here to e-mail us.
Eyad Mahayri, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Kim Orr, RRT
What We Do
Education also plays a significant role in the rehab process. Much improvement in breathing can be achieved by relearning the proper way to breath. A specialized hand-held machine is used to strengthen the muscle used for breathing and to help reinforce a proper breathing technique. Dietary education, provided by a registered dietitian, plays a vital role in the rehab process, as well as classes provided by a licensed social worker, to meet each clients emotional needs.
With a lot of encouragement and inspiration mixed with determination it is amazing what can be done to improve the quality of life for clients with lung disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for Pulmonary Rehab?
Any individual with some form of pulmonary disease should consider pulmonary rehab. Those individuals who have Medicare as their primary form of medical coverage, will need to undergo a simple breathing test to determine if they qualify for rehab.
Will my insurance cover rehab?
Pulmonary Rehab is covered by Medicare and Medicaid for 24 sessions, which is usually an eight (8) week period. Normal co-pays do apply. Also, most major insurance companies do cover phase II pulmonary rehab. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to determine the exact coverage.
Where is Pulmonary Rehab located?
The Pulmonary Rehab program is located on the second floor of the West Tower at Southeastern Med in Cambridge, Ohio. We can be reached by phone at 740-439-8528.
When are classes held?
Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Classes last approximately an hour and are scheduled between 6 am and 5 pm.
If you are interested in pulmonary rehab, talk with your doctor or see a pulmonologist. This may be the answer you have been looking for.