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Healthcare System Foundation welcomes Kindsay Reeder
Healthcare System Foundation welcomes Kindsay Reeder

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Foundation (ARHF) is pleased to welcome Kindsay Reeder as its Major Gifts Development Officer. Reeder is a High Country native, pro [ ... ]

3rd Annual Health Splash Health Fair – June 8th
3rd Annual Health Splash Health Fair – June 8th

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has partnered with The Williams YMCA of Avery County to host its 3rd annual Health Splash event on June 8, 2016, at the Sloop Medical Of [ ... ]

Watauga Medical Center Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in April 2016 Hospital Safety Score
Watauga Medical Center Earns 'A' Grade for Patient Safety in April 2016 Hospital Safety Score

New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provide the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care [ ... ]

Cancer Support Group
May 04, 2016
02:00AM - 03:00PM
Cancer Support Group
May 11, 2016
02:00AM - 03:00PM
Basic Life Support Class
May 17, 2016
06:00PM - 09:30PM
Rape, Agression & Defense Training
May 23, 2016
05:00PM - 09:00PM

Pulmonology Services - Appalachian Regional Healthcare System


Our pulmonology services focus on helping you breathe easier specializing in diseases involving the lungs and therapeutic and diagnostic services for respiratory system disorders.

Pulmonology Services

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists treat the whole person, not just the illness. Our internal medicine services focus on prevention and wellness strategies, new treatment options and emerging health strategies. 

Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists
148 Hwy 105 Extension, Suite 104
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 386-2746

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is available to patients who are referred by a physician and whose medical records have been reviewed by rehabilitation staff. Patients with a number of conditions are eligible. Appropriate candidates may be diagnosed with:

  • COPD
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Asthma

Learn more about our Cardiopulmonary Rehab Program.

If you are over the age of 35, still smoke, or used to smoke, any shortness of breath could be due to COPD. Visit the DRIVE4COPD website and read more about the disease. Taking a proactive approach to your healthcare can be as simple as answering 5 questions and following up with a primary care provider.

Education, to help patients and their families understand and cope with the disease process, learn how to modify lifestyles, and reduce risk factors. Exercise, to elevate a patient's activity level in a setting where heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and EKG can be monitored as they exercise. Support, to provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage others and, in turn, be encouraged.

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Success at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is measured by our patients satisfaction with the level of care they received from one of our many facilities. We are committed to providing the best patient experience possible and strive to Make Life Better for residents of the High Country.

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our My Story campaign allows patients an opportunity to tell their story. Hear, first-hand, from our patients about how we've changed their lives.

We encourage you to read our patient's testimonials and learn how we are Making Lives Better for our patients.

If you would like to share your story, please submit a brief description of your story here.


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