G-3230 Beecher Rd.
Flint, MI 48532
Phone: (810) 342-5370
You leave your doctor's office with a prescription for 12 weeks of
outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation. You can hardly walk 10 steps now without
stopping to rest. You wonder: "How in the world am I going to exercise?"
Be reassured that McLaren's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is one of the
first programs to be accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. And the benefits can give you a new lease on life.
The exercise and education you will receive will help you maximize your
Who can benefit from this program?
- Chronic bronchitis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Restrictive lung disease
- Pre and post lung surgery
- Pre and post lung transplant surgery
What are the benefits?
- Improved quality of life and increased sense of well-being
- Decreased shortness of breath
- Control over breathing pattern
- Increased strength and endurance
- Increased knowledge of disease management
- Decreased anxiety and depression
What does this program include?
Through six to twelve weeks of intensive therapy sessions patients and
family members will become educated in:
- Understanding the disease
- Bronchial hygiene
- Breathing retraining
- Panic control
- Importance of regular exercise
- Community resources which can help resolve the psychological, social,
financial and occupational problems often associated with COPD
What is the admission process?
Acceptance into McLaren's outpatient program is dependent upon:
- Referral by your family physician, MD or DO
- Preferred pre-program test and reports within the past year:
- Pulmonary Function Test
- History and Physical
Does insurance cover this program?
This quality program is offered at a minimum cost to the patient. A high
percentage of the program's cost is covered by Medicare. Other insurance plans
such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield may also cover partial costs, depending on the
extent of the coverage.
"We can give you lots of information, encouragement, and opportunities to
improve your functional capacity," says Pulmonary Rehab Manager Valerie McLeod.
"But the decision to restore your quality of life is yours."