So You Can Breathe Easier
Breathing well - and with little effort - is something many of us take for granted. So when something doesn't feel right, and you're having respiratory trouble, you want expert care so you can breathe easier - literally and figuratively. The respiratory experts and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission will take excellent care of you, from testing and diagnosis to treatment and long-term management.
Just For You
- Respiratory Therapy
AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's Respiratory Therapy program supports all needs of patients in the hospital.
Our certified Respiratory Therapists (RTs) are skilled in the treatment of a variety of diseases affecting breathing in all age groups. RTs are a key part of the health care team, assisting with everyone from neonates to adults on life support.
- Pulmonology Practice
On the campus of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, we have a physician practice dedicated to pulmonary care: AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonology at Shawnee Mission. With expertise in pulmonary disease, critical care, internal medicine and sleep medicine, our experienced clinicians are well equipped to provide expert care for both acute and chronic pulmonary problems. Conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, sleep apnea, lung cancer and pulmonary hypertension are diseases our providers specialize in treating. Our team of Board-certified physicians will work closely with you to create an individualized plan of care to improve your condition and your quality of life.
Our physicians also see patients in the hospital and staff the Intensive Care Unit as the intensivist on call 24 hours a day. Many of our patients are comforted to know that when they require hospitalization, if they choose AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, they will be seeing a provider from the AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonology team.
All of our physicians manage sleep disorders in the office and each sleep study is interpreted by a physician who is Board-certified in sleep medicine. For more information on AdventHealth Shawnee Mission's sleep disorder center, accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, visit our Sleep Care page.
- Contact Us
If your primary care provider has referred you to one of the pulmonologists at AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonology at Shawnee Mission, a member of our team will contact you to schedule an appointment. While a referral is not required, it is helpful so we can obtain your medical records.
Our office is located on the campus of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, near I-35 and 75th Street.
- Other Resources
Pulmonary Rehab is a health maintenance program for patients diagnosed with chronic lung conditions, including COPD, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis and asthma. It is an exercise and education program where each participant receives an individualized exercise plan, along with encouragement and support. The program meets twice per week for 12 weeks, and is monitored by certified respiratory therapists, exercise specialists and an AdventHealth Shawnee Mission pulmonologist who serves as the medical director for the program.
Participants often see many benefits, such as:
- Increased understanding of their lung condition
- Increased physical endurance
- Improved quality of life
- Decreased hospital admission
- Friendship and understanding from others dealing with similar health issues
Most insurance companies cover at least some of the cost for Pulmonary Rehab; if there is a cost to the patient, it is usually minimal. As a courtesy, a member of our team will call your insurer prior to your first appointment to determine benefits.
For more information, contact AdventHealth Medical Group Pulmonology at Shawnee Mission at Call913-632-9770.
Move 4 Life
This monitored fitness program is for individuals who have graduated from outpatient pulmonary or cardiac rehab or who have a chronic health condition but may not feel comfortable exercising alone. Our qualified staff will monitor your vital signs and design a safe and effective workout plan for your condition. This socially connected environment helps to make exercise a lifestyle.
Move 4 Life is available for members Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, in the AdventHealth Fitness Center. A medical release is required and there is a monthly fee that is not covered by insurance.
To sign up or for more information, call Call913-632-8133.
Monthly meetings, led by an American Lung Association facilitator, are available to help you make the lifestyle changes to successfully quit smoking. Sessions include practical skill building and coping strategies once you have quit the habit to help you stay on the road to a tobacco-free lifestyle forever! Each class includes group discussion and interaction.
Better Breathers Club
The American Lung Association's Better Breathers Club program has been connecting people living with lung disease to education, support and each other in communities around the country for over 40 years. Learn ways to cope with lung conditions while getting the support of others in similar situations. Better Breathers Club offers a fun and stimulating combination of quest speakers, problem-solving discussions and social activities. Led by trained facilitators, these in-person adult support groups give you the tools you need to stay active and healthy, living the best quality of life you can.
Chronic Health Engaging in Emotional Recovery and Support (CHEERS)
CHEERS is a support group where individuals facing chronic conditions can feel better by sharing emotions and experiences with others in similar situations. The group meets once a month at the Breast Center at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. For more information, click here or call Call913-676-8133.
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Better Support For Better Health
In the journey to better health, the path is not always clear. We're here to help you take he next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more compassionate support and a higher level of expert care.