CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Healing Ministry of Jesus Christ.
November is both Lung Cancer and COPD Awareness Month
Are you noticing a theme? Our lungs are vital! As always, you need to get your annual physical from your Primary Care provider, which is of utmost importance to you. If your provider decides you need further diagnostics, they can order testing. We have a Pulmonologist in Sulphur Springs several times a month. If you do not have a Primary Care provider, CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic has providers taking new patients at 903.885.3181. For a referral to the Pulmonologist, call CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic and request their Sulphur Springs clinic.
Do you need help managing your lung condition? Pulmonary rehabilitation can help. Pulmonary rehab is a program that can help you learn how to breathe easier and improve your quality of life. You can benefit from pulmonary rehab if you have the following:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- A Neuromuscular disease (such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease)
- Lung Cancer
- History of smoking
- Post lung surgery
- Post-COVID shortness of breath
Pulmonary rehab can make a difference. It is a safe, savvy way to help you: decrease symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. It can help you breathe better, get stronger, decrease stress, and reduce the risks of future lung problems and related hospital admissions. We designed pulmonary rehabilitation to help increase strength, endurance, and overall health through exercise, education, diet, and support while decreasing patients’ shortness of breath. Ask your physician for a referral to CHRISTUS Mother Frances – Sulphur Springs’ Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program 903.439.4141.
Free Student Athlete Injury Clinic Continues
CHRISTUS Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Sulphur Springs continues to offer a FREE Saturday Athletic Injury Clinic for all student athletes, all sports included. The clinic is open every Saturday from 9am to 11am, through November 12. Student athletes from 7th grade to college age will be able to get a free exam and x-ray to determine a plan of care to treat their injury. The clinic will be held at our CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Orthopedics, Medical Building 5, at 103B Medical Circle in Sulphur Springs. For more information about our Sports Medicine program, or Orthopedic services, please call 903.885.6688.