Respiratory therapists and heart specialists in Okeechobee

When you are having breathing trouble, it can be frightening and stressful. The pulmonologists and respiratory therapists at Raulerson Hospital provide Okeechobee with expert care to treat various respiratory disorders.

Our highly trained cardiopulmonary team offers patient-focused compassionate treatment for patients with chronic or acute lung and heart conditions. We are committed to restoring your lung and heart health so you can breathe freely and lead your healthiest life.

For more information about the cardiopulmonary services at Raulerson, contact our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (863) 763-9228.

Common cardiopulmonary conditions we treat

Our expert pulmonologists and heart specialists treat a wide range of cardiopulmonary conditions, including:

  • Angina
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Treatment for cardiopulmonary conditions

Treatment for cardiopulmonary diseases often includes diet and lifestyle changes, such as the addition of healthier foods and more exercise.

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Medicated breathing treatment

Cardiopulmonary therapy

Our team is committed to educating you on your cardiopulmonary condition and the lifestyle changes necessary to improve your long-term health. Additionally, we provide personalized cardiopulmonary exercises and therapeutic options as part of our physical therapy and rehabilitation program.

Signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary diseases

Symptoms of cardiopulmonary diseases may go unnoticed, but usually cause some degree of physical discomfort.

Some of these symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sweating

If you are experiencing these symptoms regularly, you should consult one of the cardiopulmonary specialists at Raulerson Hospital who can assess your heart and lung health and offer a diagnosis and a treatment plan to get you on your way to optimal health.

Our state-licensed respiratory care practitioners are qualified to evaluate, treat and care for anyone, of any age, with cardiac and pulmonary disorders.

Cardiac and respiratory testing services

Raulerson Hospital offers several methods of inpatient and outpatient cardiac and respiratory testing, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Cardiac stress testing
  • Pulmonary function tests