Helping manage COPD and other pulmonary conditions
Pulmonary rehabilitation in Oklahoma
Understanding how to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases can help improve your lung function and heart health. Our pulmonary rehabilitation care team at Ascension St. John is committed to delivering the care that’s right for you. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation recognizes our pulmonary rehab programs at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa and Ascension St. John Jane Phillips in Bartlesville for delivering high quality care.
Manage your COPD with pulmonary rehabilitation
Your health is our priority. Our care teams listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that helps improve your breathing. Our care team includes a doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist and exercise physiologists. We work together to provide respiratory therapy and exercises that help retrain your lungs to breathe with:
- Stretching exercises
- Supervised fitness programs that work your heart and lungs
When you have difficulty breathing, doing simple activities can be stressful. During pulmonary rehabilitation, we monitor your heart and lung function. We’ll discuss medications, nutrition and lifestyle changes to help you improve your overall health. We also focus on your emotional health. If you have a history of smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke, we also offer a smoking cessation program.
A doctor's referral is needed to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation. Medicare Part B and other private health insurance plans provide a covered benefit for these services. Ask your heart and lung specialist if you are a candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation.
Exercise options after completing the program
Your care doesn’t end after completing your pulmonary rehabilitation. We also provide supportive care and help connect you with community fitness programs. Ask about discounted memberships with no enrollment fee at the Ascension St. John Siegfried Health Club in Tulsa and Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Wellness Connection in Bartlesville.