Respiratory Care Services

Breathing is something everyone does - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – usually without giving it a second thought. However, people who live with respiratory conditions think about it all the time. So do we.

Our healthcare professionals at Community HealthCare System provide respiratory care, education and services by Registered and/or Certified Respiratory Therapists that are specially trained to a wide array of patient clientele.

They assist patients with breathing difficulties such as:

  • Asthma
  • Birth defects
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Heart attacks
  • Lung cancer
  • Shortness of breath during exercise
  • Sleep disorders (sleep apnea)

Trauma victims and surgery patients may also receive respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapy can help patients reduce the amount of time they spend in the hospital and can improve their stamina, independence and quality of life.

In addition to treatment, respiratory therapy also includes education and diagnostic testing.

Diagnostic Testing Including:

  • ABG- Arterial Blood Gas
  • EKG/ECG - Electrocardiogram
  • Exercise Oximetry
  • Holter Monitoring
  • HST - Home Sleep Study Testing
  • Metered Dose Inhaler instruction/education
  • Nocturnal Oximetry
  • PFT - Pulmonary Function Test, we offer complete PFT with Diffusion test (without body box) as well as your basic and exercise PFT.

Contact Information

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 785.889.4657.

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