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Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation helps improve quality of life for people with chronic lung diseases like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, interstitial lung disease, or chronic bronchitis. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to decrease respiratory symptoms and complications, reduce hospitalizations and readmissions, improve physical conditioning and exercise performance, and improve emotional well-being.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    Campaign Raises Funds for Pulmonary Services in Magic Valley

  • Blog Post

    Pulmonary rehabilitation increases strength, stamina, quality of life 

Providers

  • Lifestyle Medicine

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD serves as the medical director of St. Luke’s lifestyle medicine department. She develops and directs programs that use lifestyle interventions to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease.

    Dr. Shalz is passionate about helping people not only live more years, but put more life in their years. Current programs under her management include cardiac, peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation (referral required); nicotine dependence treatment; care transitions; the St. Luke’s Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP); and the St. Luke’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the South Meridian YMCA. 

    Dr. Shalz is a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base. She practiced at three different VA medical centers after separating as a major from the US Air Force. She was most recently a hospice medical director and worked in supportive oncology at a cancer center prior to joining St. Luke’s.

  • Lifestyle Medicine

    Biography

    Nancy Taylor, NP-C, CCNS focuses on using lifestyle interventions to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease. Her areas of practice include cardiac, peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation. 

    Nancy is a diplomate of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from York College of Pennsylvania, and her master's degree in nursing and post-master’s certificate in nursing as a family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist from Gonzaga University.