Cardiopulmonary Services at LCGH prides itself on our state-of-the-are equipment, staff retention and the receptiveness of our therapists to the latest trends, treatments, and techniques in cardiac, pulmonary and sleep medicine. LCGH employs New York State licensed Respiratory Therapists that all minimally hold the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care. Our therapists utilize therapist driven protocol based on the latest evidence based medicine. Our procedures, and protocols are patient-driven and physician-approved ensuring the delivery of quality care.
Patients typically needing attention from our Respiratory Therapists are those with a cardiac diagnosis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD which include chronic bronchitis, and emphysema), cystic fibrosis (CF), or pneumonia. Our therapists also provide care for patients requiring both non-invasive (CPAP/BiPAP) and invasive (Ventilator Management) ventilation. Therapists provide diagnostic services, treatment, and education including, but not limited to:
Available 24 hours a day in-house.
David P. Rechlin, DO, Medical Director Clerk hours to schedule an appointment
Mon - Fri - 8AM to 4PM.
Mon - Fri - 7AM - 3PM.
DIRECTOR OF CARDIOPULMONARY SERVICES
Hours: Tues - Fri - 7AM - 3PM.
Pulmonary Function Testing
DLCO (Diffusion Testing)
Methacholine Challenges for Asthma diagnosis
Home Oxygen Evaluation
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) sampling and analysis
Cardiac Diagnostic Procedures
Out-Patient Electrocardiogram (EKG)
30-Day Cardiac Event monitoring
Stress Testing (Nuclear and Routine)
Baseline Polysomnography (Sleep Study)
CPAP / BiPAP titration for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT) for suspected Narcolepsy
Home Sleep Testing (HST)
Standard EEG testing
Sleep Deprived EEG testing
Meter Dose Inhalers
Pulmonary related medication education
Tobacco and Smoking cessation
Disease teaching (COPD, Asthma