For helping patients with lung disorders breathe easier, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Rush Oak Park Hospital has received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The 10-week outpatient program incorporates exercise, nutrition and education to improve the lives of patients with lung disorders and chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. In conjunction with their lung diseases, many patients have other health problems, including diabetes and hypertension.
Candidates for the program are referred by their physician. For more information or to refer a patient, call 708-660- LUNG (5864). Click Find a Physician to search for a physician who specializes in pulmonary medicine, or call 708-660-INFO (4636).
The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Team
The Rush Oak Park Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program team includes:
- Board-certified pulmonologists
- Respiratory therapists
- Physical therapists/occupational therapist (as indicated)
- Social workers