Certified, Excellent Care

AnMed Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Anderson, South Carolina, is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. AnMed chooses to meet the high standards for certification to make sure we’re providing safe, high-quality personalized care for you.

Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation Right for You?

Ask your doctor for a referral to pulmonary rehabilitation if you have: 

Alleviate Your Respiratory Symptoms

  • Chronic cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Too much mucus in the lungs
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Wheezing

Talk to Your Doctor

Ask your doctor for a referral to AnMed Pulmonary Rehabilitation—and start breathing better.

Getting Started

After we receive your doctor’s referral, a team member will call to schedule your interview with the AnMed pulmonary rehabilitation team. At this interview, you may need to take these lung tests unless you’ve had them in the past six months: 

  • Chest X-ray
  • Complete blood count
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Six-minute walk test

Your test results and the health information from your interview will help us tailor your pulmonary rehabilitation program to your specific needs and abilities. Your program may include:

  • Breathing instruction
  • Emotional support
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Supervised exercise

Before you leave, you’ll tour our exercise gym and schedule the first day of exercise, which will be a one-on-one, supervised session. After that, you will attend group sessions.

What to Expect

The pulmonary rehabilitation activities are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each session lasts about two hours. Expect a multidisciplinary team of respiratory specialists, behavioral specialists, nutritionists and other professionals to provide training and instruction. You’ll also meet other patients with similar pulmonary diseases.

Group exercise sessions in a friendly environment will help you build strength, endurance and improve your quality of life. Staff will monitor your vital signs, symptoms and responses to exercise to keep you safe.

Rehabilitation also includes classes on managing everyday challenges, emotional support and nutritional counseling. To help you feel better, you’ll also learn airway clearance methods and get breathing instructions.

Program Length

The severity of your condition will determine the number of rehabilitation sessions you need to make progress. Typically the program lasts four to six weeks. When you finish the program, we’ll let your referring physician and primary care doctor know.

Continuing Your Progress

A self-pay wellness program is available for a monthly fee if you’d like to continue monitored exercise after your program ends.

Insurance Coverage

Most health insurance plans cover pulmonary rehabilitation. Check with your medical insurance carrier to learn about your coverage.