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LRMC announces new Asthma Management program

June 30, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh Regional Medical Center has expanded its

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program to include an Asthma Management Program provided by Cardiopulmonary Services under the direction of Pulmonologists Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad and Dr. Lazaro Bravo.

The Lehigh Regional Medical Center's Asthma Management Program is physician directed and provides a personal treatment plan. The program provides diagnostic testing, therapeutic exercises, medications and education training for patients five years of age and up. It doesn't just help the patient live with asthma, but actually promotes recovery, health officials said.

The program's goal is to help patients know what to do before, during, and after an asthma attack. Also, patients will see improvement in their quality

of life and be more active, said LRMC spokeswoman Maria Creed.

Asthma patients at Lehigh Regional Medical Center are guided and instructed by Licensed Respiratory Therapist Tracylee Droomer.

The program is supervised by Cardiopulmonary Services Director Thomas Campo, who is a licensed respiratory therapist and a neonatal and

pediatric specialist.

The primary physician is continually updated as to his or her patient's progress whenever they are engaged in the program, which is routinely covered by most insurance carriers, Creed said.

"I am excited about offering a new service to our Southwest Florida residents. We are blessed with

the opportunity to provide our patients and community with yet another much needed service," said Lehigh Regional Medical Center's CEO Chris Rakunas.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is located at the hospital at 1530 Lee Blvd. on the second floor. For more information, call 239-303-0495 or visit

the hospital's website



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