Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
The Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) uses a team approach to patient care. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation team includes specially trained clinicians in pulmonary rehabilitation who work under the supervision of a pulmonologist who serves as the program’s medical director. The goal of the program is to reduce shortness of breath and improve quality of life for the patients.
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Interstitial lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Hypoventilation syndromes
- Persistent asthma
- Pre/post lung transplant
- Pre/post thoracic surgery
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
- Restrictive chest wall disease
After Rehabilitation – The Transition Program
The Transition Program is a self pay program for patients who have completed the NSMC Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. It supports new graduates as they transition to doing the exercise program on their own. Most patients attend the Transition Program for 6 months following completion of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. As space permits, some patients stay longer (up to 12 months). This includes patients who are being evaluated for lung transplant.