Respiratory Care at Pella Regional specializes in treating respiratory illnesses for patients of all ages with breathing disorders. This includes chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, as well as acute breathing problems associated with serious or life-threatening conditions such as traumatic injury, heart attack or stroke. These disorders may come about due to serious illness or accident.
Along with medical director, Dr. Jason Wittmer, our team is instrumental in helping diagnose, treat, manage and provide education for patients with respiratory problems. On the inpatient units respiratory therapists work one-on-one to develop a respiratory care plan that is best suited to each patient's needs.
Respiratory therapists also treat people on an outpatient basis by doctor referral. Outpatient procedures include pulmonary function tests, breath alcohol tests, pulmonary rehabilitation and pulse oximetry.