Your first visit: Initial evaluation and orientation
This is a one-on-one session with a registered nurse or respiratory therapist. It will last 60-90 minutes. We will review your medical history, discuss medications, and help you learn about behavioral and lifestyle changes that can improve your health. You then will perform a fitness test so we can tailor an exercise plan just for you.
You’ll be guided through your exercise plan by a team including a certified exercise physiologist, registered nurse and registered respiratory therapist. Their goal is to ensure your safety during physical activity. They will monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation and heart rhythm during each session. Most patients attend two to three sessions per week, but we can create a plan that fits your schedule.
Most insurance companies offer cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation benefits. However, not all diagnoses are covered by insurance, and some insurance companies will not pay unless specific criteria is met. Our staff will help verify your insurance benefits.
For cardiac rehabilitation:
For pulmonary rehabilitation:
There may be other lung diseases that your insurance company may consider.