Better Breathing Clinic in Hudson, Florida
Bayonet Point Hospital is home to the Better Breathing Clinic, where we provide comprehensive disease management services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 16 million Americans are living with COPD and over five million are living with heart failure. We are here to help you lead an active, full lifestyle while successfully managing the conditions affecting your breathing.
To schedule an appointment or to learn more about the Better Breathing Clinic, please call us at (727) 819-2945.
Treating chronic respiratory symptoms
Shortness of breath is a common symptom of COPD and heart failure that can make it difficult to complete everyday tasks. The Better Breathing Clinic is committed to providing relief for patients with conditions, such as COPD, asthma, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease and other respiratory conditions that make it hard to breathe. Our care includes expedited evaluation and treatment supplemented by educational support and medical therapies.
The clinic is a convenient place where you can receive treatment outside of the emergency room (ER) while benefiting from coordinated care. Our staff partners with your pulmonologist, cardiologist and primary care physician.
Cardiac and respiratory services
The specialists at our clinic perform a range of diagnostic and treatment services, including:
- Comprehensive evaluation
- Diagnostic and laboratory studies
- Education services on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and understanding your disease and treatment options
- Electrocardiogram (EKG) monitoring
- Imaging services
- Intravenous (IV) and infusion therapies
- Medical therapy
- Pulmonary function testing
Continuum of care for cardiac and pulmonary diseases
The Better Breathing Clinic is staffed by a board-certified registered nurse practitioner, who acts as an extension of your local healthcare provider. Our nurse practitioners are overseen by physicians trained in pulmonology, internal medicine and cardiac care.
The goal of our staff is to aid you in the transition from an inpatient hospital stay to outpatient follow-up care. This allows us to re-evaluate and monitor your condition following discharge to determine if additional treatment, education or services are required.
We also are available to help patients with heart failure and COPD who have not had an inpatient hospital stay but require assistance in managing their symptoms. Talk with your primary care provider, cardiologist or pulmonologist for a referral to our clinic.
Coming to the Better Breathing Clinic
The Better Breathing Clinic is located right next door to Bayonet Point Hospital in the Medical Office Building. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Visitor parking is available.