Pulmonary and Respiratory Services

Our Pulmonary & Respiratory Services team brings together your primary care provider and our lung experts to guide you through your journey from beginning to end.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our respiratory therapists work one on one with you to reduce and manage complications caused by respiratory problems. Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that provides patients and their families with support, education, and the physical conditioning necessary to increase the patient’s quality of life. Patients attend approximately 25 sessions. The program involves:

  • Education
  • Exercise Training 
  • Maintenance exercise program
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Self-care/home management

Pulmonary rehabilitation can help you with chronic lung diseases such as emphysema, helping reduce the time spent in an emergency room or hospital, as well as improve your stamina, independence, and quality of life. Together, we develop and maintain an individual care plan based on your specific needs.

To participate in Pulmonary Rehab you must be referred by a physician, have a qualifying pulmonary diagnosis and breathing test (Pulmonary Function Test) as well as be evaluated by rehabilitation staff to develop your individualized program.

For more information , please call (740) 376-5577

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women because often, it’s symptom free until the later stages. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer drops dramatically from a stage one diagnosis (68-92% survival rate) to a stage four diagnosis (0-10% survival rate). It is estimated that 237,000 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer annually. With this data, it provided us insight into why early detection is crucial.  

Early detection of lung cancer is accomplished through yearly Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) scans. LDCTs are similar to a conventional CT but use much less radiation. A lung cancer screening is recommended every year (and covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid) for those who:

  • Are between the ages of 50 – 77
  • Currently smoke or quit within the past 15 years
  • Smokes one pack per day for 20 years or 2 packs per day for 10 years

Memorial Health System is a Screening Center of Excellence and is conveniently located in Belpre and Marietta, Ohio. Talk to your primary care provider to see if this is the right test for you. If you could benefit from a LDCT, your provider will send an order in for a screening, and our team will contact you to set up an appointment.

If you meet these 3 qualifications, you are considered high risk for lung cancer and should talk to your primary care provider to discuss if this testing is right for you.

As a free service to you, Marietta Memorial Hospital provides a Lung Health Care Navigator. The Navigator is available to answer questions and provide education and support as you go through the Lung Cancer Screening Process. Please feel free to contact our Lung Health Care Navigator, at (740) 376-1979 if you have questions.


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Post COVID-19 Care Clinic

Memorial Health System has created a multidisciplinary team within the pulmonary department at Marietta Memorial Hospital to screen, assess, treat, and provide referrals and resources for patients recovering from COVID-19. This care clinic is for individuals who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection, but continue to have difficulties in physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning.

Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but have had persistent symptoms over four weeks after the initial infection. To be seen, the patient needs to provide proof of a positive PCR, antigen, or antibodies test (prior to vaccination).

Symptoms Leading to Referrals

  • Abdominal Pain
  • “Brain Fog” or Cognitive Impairment
  • Dyspnea, cough, or increased respiratory effort
  • Fatigue
  • Headache or lightheadedness
  • Impaired daily function and mobility
  • Insomnia and other sleep difficulties
  • Mood Changes
  • Pain
  • Palpitations/Tachycardia
  • Post-exertional malaise and/or poor endurance

Assessment Process

The initial visit to the Post COVID-19 Care Clinic would be a 30-minute face to face visit in the pulmonary department at Marietta Memorial Hospital. This visit would evaluate the patient to determine treatment plans. The pulmonary department would coordinate care to specialists as needed.

After the initial visit, all additional visits would be virtual meetings conducted through telehealth.

Multidisciplinary Team

  • Cardiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Pulmonary
  • Neurology
  • Primary Care
  • Social Services


Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Marietta Memorial Hospital
400 Matthew Street, Suite 305
Marietta, Ohio
Phone: (740) 568-5662

Meet the Team