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Respiratory services

Cass Regional's Respiratory Therapy Department offers various therapeutic and diagnostic services to meet our patients' needs. Our therapists are licensed by the state of Missouri, and our respiratory care practitioners are nationally accredited.

Services include:

  • Respiratory treatments.
  • Invasive and noninvasive ventilation.
  • Pulmonary function testing.
  • Blood gas analysis.
  • Electrocardiograms.
  • Cardiac Holter monitors.
  • Pulmonary education.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Cass Regional Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department consists of health professionals who provide rehabilitation for patients along with information and support needed to meet the day-to-day challenges of living with a chronic lung disorder. Staff members work in conjunction with cardiac rehabilitation staff to provide individualized programs designed to build endurance and strength in patients with reduced lung functionality or lung disease. Through individualized treatment, consisting of education, exercise, breathing retraining, support groups, and development of coping and support skills, our program is designed to control and reduce symptoms and complications of pulmonary disease. We strive to increase the patient's physical strength and endurance, which reduces hospitalizations and health care expenses for patients. Our goal is to improve quality of life for patients and their families by restoring the highest possible level of independent function while lessening feelings of anxiety and/or depression and improving self-confidence.

Patients must obtain a prescription for pulmonary rehabilitation from their primary care provider.


Cass Regional's Respiratory Therapy Department is available for some testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cass Regional's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.


Pulmonologists are specially trained in treating diseases and conditions of the lungs and respiratory tract, such as pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema or complicated chest infections. Pulmonologists also diagnose and treat certain sleep disorders.

Doctors from Kansas City Pulmonology Practice, including Hamza Alshami, MD, Daniel Balmaceda, MD, William Beary, MD, Michael Chacey, MD, Katie Kincaide, FNP-C, Brian Mieczkowski, DO, and Nichole VanDuyne, DO, see patients at Rock Haven Medical Mall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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