Lung disease limits your ability to do normal everyday activities, such as dressing, walking, bowling, even just keeping up with the kids and grandkids. These normal “activities of daily living” become a chore.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an outpatient program that helps you learn how to take care of your lungs and to breathe easier. This, in turn, will help you perform “activities of daily living” with less work. In addition, learning how to take care of your lungs will help minimize emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offers a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program run by a team of physicians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and dietician. Your physician will need to write an order to refer you to the program.
For more information about Salt Lake Regional Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, please call 801-350-4010.
At Salt Lake Regional Pulmonary Clinic, we care for patients with obstructive and restrictive lung diseases such as:
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease
The Salt Lake Regional Pulmonary Clinic treats lung tumors in a cooperative multi-specialty approach. Patients are cared for by a team of experienced physicians from many specialties. Pulmonologists, Oncologists, Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, and Pathologists discuss options for treatment on each individual patient in a tumor board conference.
Diagnostic procedures are performed by Pulmolongists and Radiologists. Patients can then receive recommendations on the best and most advanced treatment options appropriate for each individual. Tumors can be treated with removal by surgeons experienced in all aspects of pulmonary surgery including open lobectomy or thoracoscopic surgery. Patients may also undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy when indicated.
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, also provides comprehensive care for patients with pulmonary hypertension in close collaboration with our cardiology department. We provide complete diagnostic testing including:
- Chest X-ray
- Pulmonary function tests
- 6-minute walk tests
- Nuclear lung scan
- CT scanning of the chest
- Right heart catheterization
|Dr. Wei Peng received his M.D., Ph.D., and completed his residency at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan, China and residency and fellowship training in pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep medicine at the University of Utah. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary disease.
For more information about the Pulmonary Clinic, please call 801-350-4373.