Breathing is second nature for most, but for those grappling with respiratory challenges like emphysema, asthma, or bronchitis, each breath can feel like a struggle. At Astera Health, we offer specialized respiratory therapy to help you breathe easier.
What is Respiratory Therapy?
Respiratory therapy targets breathing and cardiopulmonary disorders, providing tailored medical care. Our respiratory therapists conduct thorough assessments to pinpoint the source of breathing difficulties and craft personalized treatment plans. We offer diverse options to help patients maintain or enhance lung function, ensuring they breathe more freely and with reduced discomfort. In emergency situations like heart attacks, drowning, or shock, respiratory therapy proves invaluable.
Who Needs Respiratory Therapy?
Respiratory therapy isn’t exclusive to a particular patient type. While it commonly aids those with lung diseases such as cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or pneumonia, it extends its benefits to premature infants with underdeveloped lungs and trauma patients. Regardless of the condition, our respiratory treatment strives for a common goal: enhancing lung function.
Types of Care Provided by Our Respiratory Therapists
Our respiratory therapists possess in-depth knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system and are skilled in intricate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. We offer an array of services to empower patients in safeguarding their respiratory health, including:
- Drug administration to the lungs
- Oxygen therapy
- Asthma education and action plans
- COPD education
- Home oxygen testing
- Inhaler education
- Lung function measurement
- Cardiopulmonary system monitoring
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Smoking cessation support
Kickstart your journey to a smoke-free life with Astera Health’s one-on-one smoking cessation sessions. Our RN Health Coaches guide you through a free program, typically conducted over the phone. The program helps you identify triggers, create a Quit Plan, set a Quit Date, and acquire the tools to become a successful non-smoker. For more information or to enroll, contact your provider for a referral or call our RN Health Coaches directly at 218-631-7574.
Our dedicated Respiratory Therapists:
Taylor Kupfer, RT
Taylor Converse, RT
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Struggling with chronic breathing issues or facing a recent diagnosis affecting your respiratory health? Astera Health’s respiratory therapy program is designed to make breathing easier for you. Our comprehensive services cater to a range of lung and respiratory disorders. Collaborating with your medical doctor, we create a customized treatment plan addressing all your breathing concerns. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment.