Doctor helping patient on exercise machineIf you are one of the 16 million Americans diagnosed with some form of chronic pulmonary disease, pulmonary rehabilitation is a program that can help you improve your long-term, strength, endurance. Following National guidelines, Our team can help you successfully manage your condition. We are committed to providing personalized patient care and services.

Through a combination of exercise, education and counseling, the pulmonary rehab team at Memorial Hermann (including affiliated Doctors, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Exercise Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists and Dietitians) will create a customized rehabilitation program that matches your specific needs and goals. Our team has over 40 years of combined experience to care for our patients.

What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

At Memorial Hermann, we offer a program uniquely tailored to each individual using an evidenced based and comprehensive approach to improving quality of life. Our program offers education, psychosocial support, and individualized exercise programs including Oxygen Therapy. Our staff is always available to answer your questions, so call us at any time for more information about our rehab programs. We also accept calls and faxed referral forms from your primary care physician or pulmonologist.

What Are the Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehab does not replace surgery or medical treatment but is important in managing a chronic respiratory condition.

Helps prevent worsening of symptoms and optimizes your ability to function independently to do the activities you like to do.

  • Improves shortness of breath
  • Improves quality of life
  • Improve physical abilities and/or functional capacity
  • Reduces hospitalization
  • Better coping with anxiety and depression related to your condition

What Can You Expect During Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

At Memorial Hermann, Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a 12-week, multidisciplinary program that includes individualized and monitored exercise program, education on your disease process, diagnostic testing, appropriate exercise and exercise safety, Use of Oxygen if needed. nutritional counseling to maximize energy expenditure by learning to be efficient in daily activities, breathing techniques to decrease shortness of breath.

Contact Us

For more information on our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program or to schedule an appointment, please use the contact information below.

Memorial Hermann Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the Texas Medical Center
Phone: (713) 704-5805
Fax: 713-704-6358
Email: rhonda.leaverton@memorialhermann.org