Southside Hospital Offers Pulmonary Rehabilitation

            BAY SHORE, NY – Southside Hospital recently began offering pulmonary rehabilitation services to help people with chronic lung conditions have a better quality of life.

            The program, which is located in the outpatient rehabilitation building on Southside Hospital’s campus, is led by the program’s medical director Scott Hall, MD. The pulmonary rehab program features pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, registered nutritionists and social workers.

            Ailments that can be treated through this program include:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary or Cystic Fibrosis
  • Restrictive Lung Disease

The services are also helpful prior to or after lung surgery.

The following services will be offered through the program:

  • Medication management
  • Understanding of and the usage of oxygen
  • Energy-conserving techniques and breathing strategies
  • Exercise training
  • Nutritional and psychological counseling

Patients can get a referral from their physician to begin treatment at the pulmonary rehabilitation program or they can make an appointment without a referral.

“Giving people the tools to better manage their breathing issues will help them maintain their independence and have a higher quality of life,” said Donna Moravick, NP, executive director of Southside Hospital. “We are elated to be able to offer these services.”

For more information about the pulmonary rehabilitation program at Southside Hospital, call 631-968-3400.

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