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About COPD Success and Kelly Welton, the Breathing Specialist

Kelly Welton the Breathing Specialist

Kelly Welton, CEO, BA, RRT-NPS

COPD Success exists to serve people with COPD, Asthma, ILD, PF, PH, and parents of kids with asthma. As a Registered Respiratory Therapist with 32 years of experience, I wanted to create a resource to help people who do not have access to traditional Pulmonary Rehab programs. I’ve been teaching 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 even got off of oxygen. But I realized: 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. Thus, I built this site for YOU.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation has been proven* to decrease breathlessness, and increase endurance and strength. 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 program 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.

If you wish to subscribe, read my blog, and peruse the site, I promise you will learn a lot. Enjoy the site, and contact me with any questions you may have!


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877-884-4587   Kelly@TheBreathingSpecialist.com
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