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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

  • Heart Health and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD is medical director of St. Luke’s Heart Health and Rehabilitation as well as the Care Transitions program, which helps patients with congestive heart failure be successful at managing their health at home. She is also medical director of St. Luke’s outpatient tobacco treatment clinics. Her interests are in behavior change, primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, and a holistic approach to maximizing quality and quantity of life.

    Dr. Shalz earned her medical degree from Tufts University Medical School on an Air Force health professions scholarship. She served in the military, completing her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She practiced at multiple VA institutions, then transitioned to supportive oncology before bringing her chronic disease management and palliative care skills to her current positions at St. Luke’s. She serves on a national expert committee for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is a member of St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Board.

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