McLaren Pulmonary Rehab

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 lung function.
Who can benefit from this program?
Patients with:
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • 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."