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ARHS Wins a Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Employee Engagement

Healthcare organizations today are tasked with constantly providing higher quality care at a lower cost. Every aspect of the patient experience must be approached with a passi [ ... ]

Cancer could not steal joy from retired App State professor

How do you feel when you learn that someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer? Most of us are flooded with empathy and a desire to help, but do not know where to sta [ ... ]

13th annual Pretty in Pink event provides mammograms in Avery County

Pictured above: Vickie Fuller, Angela Wilson, Pat Parks. Appalachian Regional Healthcare System’s 13th Annual Pretty in Pink event was held on June 16, 2017 at Linville [ ... ]

Local 11-year-old starts a beary special program at Watauga Medical Center

  Few things in life can seem scarier than the thought of surgery – especially for an 11-year-old. After her tonsillectomy at Watauga Medical Center, Lula Bovino a [ ... ]

Scholarship helps student and patients breathe easier

Have you ever received a scholarship and wondered what it could mean for your future? Callie Crump, Pulmonary Navigator at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS),  [ ... ]

Nursing school scholarship leads to second career opportunity at Cannon Memorial Hospital

An interesting series of serendipitous events led William Orr to Cannon Memorial Hospital. As a child, Orr desired to follow in his father’s footsteps by serving in the [ ... ]

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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.