Diane’s special guest, Carina Minchew, combined her love of music with some creative thinking about pulmonary rehabilitation— to produce some amazing results for people struggling with lung disease.

Carina Minchew is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT),  a Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), and an Asthma Educator – Certified (AE-C).

She has over 35 years experience as a Respiratory Therapist, over 25 years experience in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and over 20 years as a Clinical Respiratory Therapy Educator.

Carina is currently the Pulmonary Clinical Coordinator for Pulmonary Rehabilitation at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ, a Co-Manager for the Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TSSCVPR), the regional chapter of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), and a member of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).


Learn more about Harmonicas for Health and the Pulmonary Empowerment Program at the COPD Foundation.

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One Comment

  1. Dr. Chloe Davies June 29, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply


    I absolutely LOVE your show. I am a British GP now living and working in Australia with the RFDS (Royal Flying Doctor Service). Mum and Dad are 9000 miles away, and always on my mind. Both are in their 80’s and in relative good health, but as an only child I’m often to torn between my life and career here in Australia and my family back home. The information you share every week helps to ease the burden of long-distance caregiving and helps to put my mind at ease. I’ve shared your show with many colleagues, here and back in England. I especially enjoyed the topic of Harmonica therapy for Pulmonary Rehabilitation, which I shared with a friend whom is a Respiratory Medicine doctor in Edinburgh. I have even got Mum listening to your show (can you believe it?)—she especially enjoys hearing those old stories from your Mum and Dad, Joe and Annette. Keep up the great work. We certainly need it out here.

    Kind Regards from “Down Under”,
    Dr. Chloe Davies- Queensland, AU

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