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Rutland Pulmonary Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center offers a full range of services for patients with pulmonary disease, including diagnostic testing, treatment and management of lung disease and asthma, all provided by specially trained staff in a supportive and caring environment.

Our Pulmonary Lab, supervised by our board certified pulmonologists and staffed by registered respiratory therapists with additional credentials as pulmonary function techologists, provides testing services and pulmonary rehabilitation as well as educational programs about asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

Pulmonary Testing

The Pulmonary Lab provides state of the art diagnostic testing for pulmonary disease and asthma. Testing may include:

  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT). Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure lung function. PFT’s are used to help diagnose and treat a range of respiratory diseases. They are also used to measure if lung disease is progressing and how a patient is responding to treatment. PFT’s are usually ordered and scheduled by a physician’s office.
  • Methacholine Challenge. This test is a type of lung function test used to determine whether cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness is due to asthma. A baseline PFT must be done before a methacholine challenge test can be ordered.

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Rehab)

    The purpose of pulmonary rehabilitation is to  help patients control, reduce, and alleviate the symptoms of chronic pulmonary diseases. This program is eight weeks in duration with a focus on exercise and education. The benefits of pulmonary rehab are substantial and include improved quality of life, increased exercise tolerance, greater independence in activities of daily living, and decreased use of medical resources.

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease education is offered for patients with a new or existing diagnosis of COPD. Patients are provided information on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease process; its prevention and management; and the correct use of pulmonary medications. Assistance with smoking cessation and oxygen education is available. On-going support and education from our registered respiratory therapists is also available.

    Pulmonary services are covered by Medicare and other insurance and require referral from a physician.

    Contact Us

    For more information or to make an appointment please call 802.775.2036.

    Rutland Regional Medical Center
    160 Allen Street
    Rutland, VT 05701

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