Tag Archives: COPD

How to Find the Best Pulmonary Rehab Program For You

Posted on: December 9, 2015

7 Things to Look For in a Top Pulmonary Rehab Program

by Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a highly specialized therapy that when administered properly is remarkably effective.  In fact, the results can be life-changing.  Many people don’t realize that their frequent shortness of breath can actually be helped with pulmonary rehab.  (See my blog, Can Pulmonary Rehab Help Me?.)

Finding a facility that is conveniently located may be important, but these are essential factors you should consider to find the right place for you.

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Can Pulmonary Rehab Benefits Help Me?

Posted on: November 17, 2015

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life. You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated as you answer the questions in our pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines.

Am I a Candidate for Pulmonary Rehab?

Pulmonary Rehab Westchesterby Dr. Harlan Weinberg, MD, Medical Director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Critical Care Services at NWH at Chappaqua Crossing.

If you experience shortness of breath, pulmonary rehab may help you. Pulmonary rehab lessens your sensation of shortness of breath, while helping improve activity endurance–and quality of life.  You may have a respiratory problem that can be effectively treated with pulmonary rehab. (See my blog, 7 Things to Look For in a Top Pulmonary Rehab Program.)

Take the self-assessment below to see if pulmonary rehab may be right for you. Pulmonary rehab is covered by most insurance companies. Our Pulmonary Rehab staff can help you get a referral from your physician.

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Pulmonary Rehab and Quality of Life

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Pulmonary Rehab Can Improve Quality of Life

By Harlan R. Weinberg, MD

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is increasingly recognized as a significant part of treatment for Human respiratory system, artworkpeople with chronic respiratory illnesses and other lung conditions. Even for those with very impaired lung function, this specialized rehab can improve quality of life and the ability to live independently. Here, I explain how PR offers new hope to people with breathing difficulties.

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Take the COPD Quiz

Posted on: November 12, 2013

 

1. True or False: It’s easy for patients to recognize the symptoms of COPD.

2. True or False: More than 12 million American adults have COPD.

3. True or False: Genetics are the top reason people develop COPD.

4. True or False: COPD is common in younger people.

5. True or False: People with COPD should get flu and pneumococcal vaccines.

For answers…

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Westchester Pulmonologist Gives COPD Caregivers Support

Posted on: November 12, 2013

What Caregivers Need to Know About COPD

By Dr. Harlan Weinberg, Medical Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Services, Northern Westchester Hospital
Weinberg, (Harlan Weinberg, MD)Living with someone who has COPD can be very challenging. Not only are there challenges in helping the patient with treatment and preventing exacerbations of COPD, but the condition can really limit the caregiver’s lifestyle as well. That is why it is important utilize the COPD caregivers support services offered here at NWH. Good communication between the caregiver, the patient and the doctor is extremely important. You have to keep an open three-way channel. This will help you figure out when you can manage a situation at home or when you might need to make a trip to the emergency room.

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