Frequently Asked Questions
What is pulmonary rehab?
This is an individualized program which allows you to live a more independent lifestyle with a respiratory condition. The program includes one on one education and exercise classes which teach you about your lung condition, how to exercise and do daily activities of with less shortness of breath.
Who is pulmonary rehab for?
Pulmonary rehab is for people of all ages who are suffering from any chronic lung illness. Patients range from high school athletes with asthma, to seniors that no longer can make it through the grocery store.
Why should I choose this pulmonary rehab program?
Our classes are conducted by skilled health care professionals in a one-on-one setting. The classes are always tailored to your individual needs.
How do I measure if it's helping?
- Reduced respiratory symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue etc)
- Reduced hospitalization time
- Increased exercise performance
- Increased knowledge about pulmonary disease and its management
- Enhanced ability to perform daily activities
- Improved health-related quality of life
- Improved psychosocial symptoms (anxiety and depression)
- Reduced exacerbations and use of medical resources
- Return to work or leisure activities
How do I enroll in the pulmonary rehab program?
Contact one of our locations
, or check with your physician about enrolling. Your plan of care is coordinated with your physician.
Is pulmonary rehab program covered by insurance?
Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, provide reimbursement for pulmonary rehabilitation. Please check with your provider. In some cases we can offer HCAP.
Can I enter pulmonary rehab if I smoke?
If you smoke, make a serious effort to quit. Kettering Health Network offers smoking cessation programs to help you break the habit. Pulmonary rehab can help support you during this process.
Can I participate if I am on oxygen?
Yes. No matter your case, the team at Kettering Health Network will work with you to design a plan that is individualized just for you.
Kettering Medical Center
3535 Southern Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
Southview Medical Center
1997 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45459
Greene Memorial Hospital
1141 N Monroe Dr
Xenia, OH 45385
Charles H. Huber
8701 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Fax: (937) 558-3319