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St. Luke's Heart Health and Rehabilitation Center

Our team will help optimize your health, improve your quality of life, and reduce your risk when you have had a heart attack; undergone coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement, or catheter-based interventions within the last 12 months; or have symptomatic lung disease such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema, interstitial lung disease, or chronic bronchitis.

We’ll customize a physical activity and education plan to meet your needs, and a physician will monitor your condition and progress. You’ll also have access to an exercise physiologist, physical therapist, and dietitian to help support you along the way.

For a referral, please speak with your physician.

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  • Heart Health and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD is Medical Director of St. Luke’s Heart Health and Rehabilitation as well as the Care Transitions program, which helps patients with congestive heart failure be successful at managing their health at home. She is a Hospice Medical Director and will be serving as Medical Director of St. Luke’s new outpatient tobacco cessation clinics. Her interests are in behavior change, primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease, and a holistic approach to maximizing quality and quantity of life.

    Dr. Shalz earned her medical degree from Tufts University Medical School on an Air Force health professions scholarship. She served in the military, completing her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She practiced at multiple VA institutions, then transitioned to supportive oncology before bringing her chronic disease management and palliative care skills to her current positions at St. Luke’s. She serves on a national expert committee for the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is a member of St. Luke’s Heart and Vascular Board.