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Rehabilitation Programs 

Disease management programs

  • Coping/stress management
  • Home exercise programs
  • Lung medication
  • Infection control
  • Breathing techniques
  • Energy conservation
  • Oxygen and equipment 

Better Breathing Club

Baylor sponsors the Better Breathing clubs, where people with COPD get together for snacks, conversation, and learning about treatment and improving their quality of life. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Martha Foster Lung Care Center.

The staff at the Martha Foster Lung Care Center want to help you improve your lifestyle and enjoyment in life. The two major objectives of this program are to:  

  • Help control the symptoms of shortness of breath through education and exercise conditioning
  • Help you achieve your optimal breathing ability in order to carry out your normal daily activities.

You will be asked to come to the center for three hours a day, three days a week, for six weeks. As an outpatient program, we will provide free parking close to the center. You may bring a family member, friend, or anyone who can play a supportive, encouraging role in your rehabilitation program. Please come comfortably dressed.

If you are diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disease like emphysema, this program is for you. Your doctor, who will oversee your participation in the program, must refer you.

Most third-party payers, such as Medicare, pay for components of the program. This is a medically directed program that has been ordered by your doctor. Baylor University Medical Center will bill your insurance company for you.