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UT opens patient education room


Through the generous contribution by the family of retired cardiologist, Dr. Joseph E. Acker, Jr., The University of Tennessee Medical Centerís Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program now has a patient education room.

The Joseph E. Acker, Jr., M.D., Patient Education Room is a multi-functional room where cardiovascular and pulmonary patients and their family members work with the CVPR staff to determine personalized plans of care and goals for rehabilitation.

Classes available in the room include Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Managing Angina, Stress Reduction and Safe Exercise.

Private sessions with a pharmacist, chaplain, dietitian and psychologist also are available.

Acker was one of the three founding partners of Knoxville Cardiovascular Group, which is now known as University Cardiology.




 

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