Hi, I am Kelly Welton, founder of The Breathing Specialist and COPD Success. Before I blather on about all my degrees and experience, I want to tell you WHY I started this business. I’ve been doing Pulmonary Rehab for about 18 years, graduating 6 patients every 6 weeks. That’s 48 people every year that can get out, do more, resume doing the things they love. All of my graduates say the same thing: It helped tremendously, they loved the program, they got their life back- some of them got off of oxygen, some got rid of their wheelchairs. But it dawned on me: 48 patients a year is but a fraction of the number of people who have COPD and Asthma.
I should be graduating 48 HUNDRED people a year. Determined, I climbed up the internet learning curve and after almost 2 years of work, (with major help of course!) I built this site for YOU.
If you wish to subscribe, read my blog, and peruse the site, I promise you will learn a lot.
Another reason I built this business: Pulmonary Rehabilitation has been proven to decrease breathlessness, and increase endurance and strength. But not everyone has access to Pulmonary Rehab programs. Pulmonary Rehab is generally offered at major medical centers. Insurance or Medicare usually pays. But what if you live too far to travel to Pulmonary Rehab 3 days a week? What if the co-pay per visit is too high? What if your insurance doesn’t cover Pulmonary Rehab? Or you’ve already previously used up your Pulmonary Rehab benefits? Or you are still working, or, most commonly, no longer drive and transportation is an issue? I built this business for those exact people.
I had a vision, where everyone with lung disease could safely and affordably improve their health, one step at a time.
So grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfy, snoop around the site, and enjoy.