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If you have chronic lung disease, pulmonary rehabilitation can improve lung function, reduce symptoms, and give you more energy to perform daily tasks and do what you love. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that involves medical management and training with a whole team focused on helping you:

  • Breathe easier
  • Get stronger
  • Eat healthier
  • Feel better
  • Stay out of the hospital
You can live better with chronic lung disease. Visit with a University of Miami Health System pulmonologist (lung specialist), and get stronger for yourself, and those you love.

 

Why Choose UHealth?

Coordinated, team-based medical and rehabilitation services. Your care is managed by a pulmonologist, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, dietician, rehabilitation therapists (occupational and physical therapy), clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, and a social worker. We take care of everything, such as scheduling convenient appointments and bringing in the right care providers at the right time. This means you can relax and focus on getting better faster.

Innovative services at modern facilities. Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is provided in part through the physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation programs at state-of-the-art facilities. You have access to the some of the best therapists and equipment available in South Florida.

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Who is a Candidate?


Pulmonary rehabilitation is a treatment option for patients with moderate to severe forms of:

  • Antitrypsin deficiency (alpha-1): a metabolic storage disorder that causes emphysema
  • Asthma: inflamed airways in the lungs
  • Bronchiectasis: permanently enlarged airways that cause excess mucus in the lungs
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis: genetic disease that causes abnormally thick, sticky mucus, sweat, and digestive juices (bile) that can’t move through pathways in the body
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: tissue scarring around the lung air sacs
  • Pulmonary hypertension: high blood pressure in the lung artery
  • Sarcoidosis: granulomas, or lumps, in the lung that cause scarring and lead to pulmonary fibrosis

What to Expect


Pulmonary rehabilitation takes place while you’re in the hospital, such as after surgery or lung transplant, or in an outpatient (clinic) setting. A typical program lasts 12 weeks, and can include:

  • Breathing exercises: to build your lung capacity with devices, medicines, and techniques you can use at home
  • Education programs: to learn about medicines, healthy diets, and at-home medical equipment
  • Exercise training: to increase activity through stretching, progressive strengthening, and exercise machines (treadmills, bikes, etc.), individually or with a group
  • Rehabilitation therapies: to help you perform daily activities more efficiently and gain strength and mobility
  • Relaxation training: to help reduce stress or anxiety, such as practicing meditation or coping strategies
  • Smoking cessation programs: to stop smoking with individual and group support, medicines, and coping techniques
  • Support programs: to meet and encourage others with your condition

Accepted Insurances

Note: Health plans that are currently contracted with UHealth are listed below. However, please check with your insurance provider to verify that UHealth is part of your provider network.

  • Aetna WC
  • Aetna Affiliates/Signature Adm (ASA)
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Aetna Elect Choice (EPO)
  • Aetna Florida Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicaid HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 1
  • Aetna UM Employee HMO 2
  • Aetna UM Employee POS HRA
  • Aetna/Coventry Institutes of Excellence (IOE)
  • Amerigroup Florida Healthy Kids
  • Amerigroup Medicaid HMO
  • Argus Vision
  • AvMed Choice
  • AvMed HMO/POS
  • AvMed MDC and JHS Groups
  • AvMed Medicare HMO
  • AXIS
  • BCBS Blue Options Network Blue PPO
  • BCBS BlueCare HealthOptions HMO
  • BCBS BlueChoice PPC/PPO
  • BCBS Miami Dade Blue PPO Limited Benefits Plan
  • BCBS of Florida (All products except "SELECT" Plans)
  • BCBS of Florida (Commercial plans exclude HIX Select)
  • BCBS Traditional PHS/PPO
  • Beacon Health (ValueOption)
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
  • Catholic Hospice
  • CCP/CMS Title XIX (Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/CMS Title XXI (Non Medicaid Enrolled in South Florida)
  • CCP/MMA (Broward County residents)
  • Charlotte County Sheriffs Office PPO
  • Cigna Affiliates
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Dental HMO/PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Life Source (Intracorp is part of Cigna Lifesource)
  • Cigna MDCPS Jackson Sr. High
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna Shared Administration
  • Clear Health Alliance SNP Medicaid HMO
  • CompCare (Comprehensive Behavioral Care)
  • Concordia Behavioral Health
  • CorVel WC
  • Coventry First Health WC
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) HMO/POS
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida (HIP) PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) HMO
  • Coventry Health Plan of Florida (Foundation) POS
  • Coventry National PPO
  • Coventry Summit Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Vista Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Vista Medicare HMO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • DentaQuest (ADI)
  • DIKLA
  • Dimension WC
  • Dimension Plus PPO
  • EHN PPO
  • EQUIAN (Health Systems International)
  • Europe Assistance/Global Corporate Solutions (Care Management Network)
  • eyeQuest
  • FCCI WC
  • Florida Healthcare Plan (Affiliate of BCBSFL)
  • Florida PACE (FPC)
  • Freedom Health Medicaid HMO
  • Freedom Health Medicare HMO
  • Gallagher Bassett WC (MDCPS & FCSRMC)
  • Global Excel Mgt PPO
  • Global Health Claims Services
  • Great West (Cigna) HMO/POS
  • Guardian Life PPO
  • HAA Preferred Partners
  • Health First Health HMO/POS
  • Health First Health Medicare HMO
  • Health First Health PPO
  • Health Net Veterans Choice HMO
  • Heritage Summit Healthcare WC
  • Humana Behavioral Health (LifeSynch)
  • Humana Dental/CompBenefits/OHS
  • Humana EPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana HUMx
  • Humana Medicaid HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO
  • Humana National Transplant
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Premier
  • iCare Health Solutions
  • Interlink Health Services
  • International Kids Fund (IKF)
  • League Medical Concepts Federal Inmates
  • Life Trac
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Magellan Complete Care SNP Medicaid HMO
  • MDAbroad
  • Medica Medicare HMO
  • Medical Development In't (MDI)-Federal Inmates
  • Medicus
  • Metlife Dental PPO
  • MHNet Behavioral Network (MHNet)
  • Molina
  • Molina Market Place
  • Molina Medicaid HMO
  • Molina Medicare HMO
  • Morgan White International
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • Naphcare (Federal Prisoners)
  • National Healthcare Solutions Inc.
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan HMO/POS
  • Neighborhood HealthPlan PPO
  • North Broward Hospital District PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare
  • Optum
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicaid HMO
  • Positive Healthcare SNP Medicare HMO
  • Prestige Health Choice Medicaid HMO
  • Prime Health Services WC
  • Quality Health Management
  • Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses PPO
  • Rockport Healthcare Group WC
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises PPO
  • Sanus Health Corporation
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Solstice Dental HMO/PPO
  • Start Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine
  • Sunshine AMBETTER
  • Sunshine Healthy Kids HMO
  • Sunshine Medicaid HMO
  • Sunshine Medicare HMO
  • Tricare South Prime HMO
  • Tricare South Standard PPO
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UnitedHealthcare Affiliates
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy Kids HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO/POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicaid HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Nursing Home Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • University of Miami Athletic Dept PPO
  • VUMI
  • Wellcare/Staywell Healthy Kids HMO
  • Wellcare/Staywell Medicaid HMO
  • Wexford Health State Inmates
  • Worldwide Managed Care