Howard County Medical Center employs a Respiratory Therapist to assist with a variety of patient needs. Rod Galvan is available at HCMC on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or per appointment. Rod assists with inpatient treatments and procedures related to Respiratory Therapy. This service is also available on an outpatient basis. Pulmonary Function Testing, which evaluates how well your lungs work, is also offered at Howard County Medical Center.
If the Pulmonary Function Test indicates rehab is necessary, that need can be met too. Pulmonary Rehab is available and helps to teach patients how to change lifestyles with healthy eating and exercise. Patients are able to participate in a therapeutic exercise routine under the direct supervision of a Respiratory Therapist.
The complete Pulmonary Rehab program is available at Howard County Medical Center. Any individual enrolled in the program can expect 3 days of supervised exercise per week, along with daily tips that will help the patient succeed through this process. Although program length does vary from patient to patient, rehab typically lasts about 8-10 weeks.
Insurance may cover some or all of the Respiratory Therapy services received at Howard County Medical Center. It is best to check with your specific insurance carrier, and HCMC will also be more than happy to research any additional questions.
Have questions? Call 308-754-4421 today and speak with Rod Galvan!