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Patient Stories

Whether celebrating a birth or treating an illness, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System recognizes that each patient has a unique story to tell. Our
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Public invited to celebrate the retirement of Richard G. Sparks

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites you to celebrate the retirement of CEO Richard G. Sparks after 39 years of service.  

Successful moving day for residents of the new Foley Center

On a cold Wednesday, January 4th, Blowing Rock Rehabilitation and Davant Extended Care Center (BRR DECC) patients moved into their new home in the Foley Center at Chestnut Rid [ ... ]

Masks help prevent the spread of flu

  It’s flu season, and we want to do everything we can to keep our patients safe from infection. While we encourage all ARHS employees to receive the influenza vac [ ... ]

Heart Shape 2017: Heart Health and Stroke Prevention Event

Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paul H Broyhill Wellness Center
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A vascular screening could save your life

Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4, 2017
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Paul H Broyhill Wellness Center

Public invited to celebrate the retirement of Richard G. Sparks

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System invites you to celebrate the retirement of CEO Richard G. Sparks after 39 years of service.  

Longest-serving employee at Cannon Memorial Hospital retires after 51 years

Can you remember your first teenage job interview? For most of us, we can recall the “permission to borrow the family car” discussion with dad followed by unsolici [ ... ]

A Blowing Rock story: Connected at birth, together through life

Few relationships in life are more meaningful than those established at birth. This was certainly the case for Lorrine Miller, when in September 1951 she was delivered by Dr.  [ ... ]

A behind the scenes look at the hospital after dark

Few patients when entering the hospital consider all of the “behind the scenes” staff working on their behalf.

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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.