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Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Inpatient Services
Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Outpatient Services
Fauquier Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a medically prescribed exercise and education program for seniors, and others who have had a heart attack or heart surgery or who have stable angina or other forms of cardiovascular disease. A physician referral is required for cardiac rehab and most insurances cover the program cost.
The key to the cardiac rehab program is professionally supervised exercise. Each patient’s heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and exercise intensity are carefully monitored during the exercise session by registered nurses or exercise physiologists. Insurance companies typically cover 6 to 12 weeks of rehabilitation. Referring physicians receive progress reports about halfway through the program and at the end of the program.
We also offer group education classes to the patients and their families. We discuss topics such as exercise, nutrition, heart anatomy and physiology, stress management, risk factor management and medications. Patients can also meet one-on-one with our registered dieticians.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is located within Fauquier Hospital’s wellness facility, the Wellness Center, located at 419 Holiday Court, Suite 200. For more information please call the staff of the cardiac rehabilitation program at 540-316-2651 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Also, view our pulmonary rehab program.
Learn about our other rehabilitative services including orthopedic, pulmonary and senior rehabilitation.