United Regional’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for providing excellence in cardiopulmonary care.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program carefully monitors exercise sessions that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 18 weeks for patients with pulmonary disease. Qualified individuals will undergo an initial evaluation including a physical examination. From this information, an exercise prescription is individually formulated for each patient. The goal of the program is to control and reduce the symptoms of respiratory impairment and to teach those with pulmonary diseases how to maximize optimal capacity and activity level. Successful completion of a pulmonary rehabilitation program has been associated with decreased hospitalizations, enhanced quality of life, and increased tolerance of movement and activity.

Exercise
The program includes education about breathing techniques, light weight-training, and exercise on a treadmill, NuStep, recumbent elliptical, and UBE bike.

Education Topics

  • Anatomy of the lungs
  • Nutrition
  • Oxygen use and equipment cleaning
  • Pulmonary medications
  • Pursed lip breathing
  • Respiratory disease process
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Work simplification

Eligibility
Your doctor will order a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) if deemed medically necessary for your case. The results, along with one of the following diagnoses, may qualify you to enter our program.

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Post COVID
  • Sarcoidosis

Maintenance Program
The Maintenance Program is exclusively available to patients who have successfully completed
the Phase II program.

  • Two one-hour exercise sessions each week, extending up to a maximum of two months (extensions can be made at professional discretion)
  • $50/month (self-pay)

The Maintenance Program empowers patients with the knowledge and confidence to pursue a sustainable fitness routine
either at a gym or in the comfort of their own home, ensuring they continue their journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

Meet Our Pulmonary Medicine Physicians

Satish Chada, MD

Satish C. Chada, MD

Critical Care Specialists of North Texas
1208 Brook
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Olufemi Lawal, MD - Pulmonary Medicine - United Regional Health Care System

Olufemi Lawal, MD

Critical Care Specialists of North Texas
1208 Brook
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Rafael Rivera, MD

Critical Care Specialists of North Texas
1208 Brook
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Jordon Terasaki - Critical Care - United Regional Health Care System

Jordan Terasaki, MD

Critical Care Specialists of North Texas
1208 Brook
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Musa Wadi, MD

Critical Care Specialists of North Texas
1208 Brook
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Location and Hours:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is located on the second floor of the Heart Clinic,
1631 Eleventh Street, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301, and is provided on
Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program Certification

Since 2016, United Regional’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has received national certification annually from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This certification process recognizes programs that have been reviewed by the AACVPR national board and found to have met the rigorous requirements for standards of care.