Critical Care, Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service

Helping patients breathe easier

Your ability to breathe effectively is crucial for good health. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service at Tufts Medical Center specializes in the care of patients with advanced lung disease and other conditions that cause prolonged respiratory failure or severe debility. 

Our pulmonologists and support staff understand the challenges that these respiratory disorders can pose—and we do our best to help you overcome those challenges. We are skilled in the evaluation and treatment of people with advanced lung disease, as well as those who may be recovering from acute illness.

Whenever possible, we work to wean patients from dependence on mechanical ventilation, with the goal of helping them understand and cope with respiratory challenges more independently—and more comfortably at home.

A team approach at two locations

Under the direction of Nicholas Hill, MD, and Aarti Grover, MD, Medical Directors of the unit, our team of pulmonologists and hospitalists works closely with nurses, physical and respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and dieticians to create a treatment plan that’s right for you. In general, we teach patients breathing retraining and relaxation techniques, as well as strength and endurance exercises, with the goal of controlling symptoms and avoiding the complications of respiratory disorders and diseases.

Dr. Hill also serves as Medical Director of the Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Sinai Hospital’s main campus in Stoughton, Massachusetts, about 30 minutes south of Boston. Sinai Hospital also includes a multidisciplinary clinic that provides state-of-the-art outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic pulmonary disease.

Nicholas S. Hill, MD

Nicholas S. Hill, MD

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Title(s): Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Pulmonary hypertension, mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, general pulmonology

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