Contact Person: Annette Brach, RRT
Contact: (423) 775-8562
Most people take breathing for granted. It’s second nature, an involuntary reflex. But thousands of Americans suffer with breathing problems. Those people include patients with chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema, as well as heart attack victims, premature infants, and people with various lung defects.
In each of these cases, the patient will most likely receive breathing treatments and oxygenation therapy from a respiratory therapist. Respiratory therapists work with physicians and other health care professionals to evaluate, treat, and care for the patients with breathing disorders.
The Respiratory Care Department of Rhea Medical Center not only provides care for patients with breathing disorders, but also performs other diagnostic procedures such as:
- EKG’s – Adult and Pediatric
- Stress Testing – Exercise and Medication Induced
- Arterial blood gas testing and analysis
- Pulmonary Function testing
The Respiratory Care Department of RMC hopes that in the future, you will come to us for all your respiratory needs. We hope that your stay here with us will be one that brings you back to this facility the next time you need care with a personal touch.