Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Lodi

Rehabilitative services to help you breathe better

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a six-week outpatient program designed for those who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as asthma, emphysema, interstitial lung disease, bronchitis or bronchiectasis. The classes are held three times a week.

Through education and exercise, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial’s goal is to teach patients with lung disease how to manage their conditions and improve the quality of their lives. Each session consists of a minimum of one hour of supervised exercise and one hour of education to teach patients about the disease process. Sessions are tailored to the individual patient’s needs and diagnosis.

The first step

Admittance to the pulmonary rehabilitation program is upon the recommendation of your physician. At the initial interview, the respiratory care practitioner will review your medical history and explain the program.

Maintenance program

This program is designed to assist graduates of our pulmonary rehabilitation services to continue their exercise programs. One-hour sessions are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Better Breathers’ support group

The Better Breathers’ respiratory support group is a free meeting for people with breathing problems and their family members. The group meets once a month. Each month a new topic is presented by a guest speaker.

No referral, appointment or insurance is necessary. Better Breathers’ support group is held once a month at Lodi Health West, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Road in Lodi. For information, call (209) 339-7445.

Smoking cessation

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial offers smoking-cessation classes for those wishing to become smoke-free. Classes are held every Wednesday, 3 p.m.–4 p.m. or by appointment.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of quitting
  • Ways to cope with quitting
  • How to deal with a craving
  • Medications that help with withdrawal
  • Creating a support system

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial provides a group setting or one-on-one counseling sessions, depending on each patient’s needs. The classes are free to the community and are offered as a community service.