Better Breathers Club - Monroe Clinic

St. Clare Center
515 22nd Avenue Monroe, WI 53566 Map

Contacts

Call 608-324-1369 to learn more.

Monroe's Clinic's Better Breathers Club is a support group for people with chronic lung disease. The purpose is to provide patient-centered education with emphasis on COPD, asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases.  Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of our members, their families, and their support teams.

The group meets for one hour on the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. in the New Glarus Room located in the St. Clare Center. There is no cost to attend and no physician referral is required. Call 608-324-1369 to learn more.

July 11th

Breathing Techniques Demonstrate purse-lipped breathing and identify ways to control anxiety      Respiratory
     Therapist

 

August 1st

 

Emergencies and Exacerbations

 

Recognize an emergency and know when to call 911; identify symptoms that lead to exacerbations

 

     Nurse
     Practitioner

 

September 5th

 

Flu Season Dos and Don'ts

 

Identify symptoms of the flu and find out ways to avoid it

 

     Physician/
     Public Health

 

October 3rd

 

Communicating with Your Physician

 

Identify key symptoms to report to the doctor, give examples of questions to ask a physician

 

     Nurse
     Practitioner

 

November 7th

 

Ask the Doctor

 

Express concerns and ask questions of a pulmonologist; explain how to get the best care possible

 

    Pulmonologist

 

December 5th

 

Holistic Health and Holiday Party

 

Discuss how the mind affects the body; demonstrate relaxation techniques

 

    Massage
    Therapist