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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

The goal of cardiovascular rehabilitation is to stabilize, slow, or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease. Studies show that cardiovascular rehab can improve your quality of life, reduce your risk of future cardiac events, and create a sense of well-being and optimism about your future. Our team will provide education and counseling support as you adjust your lifestyle behaviors, and help you develop sustainable, healthy habits in exercise, nutrition, and weight management.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Approach Transforms Heart Patient into CEO of his Health

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s and Lifestyle Medicine: ‘… real education and activation’

  • Blog Post

    Campaign Raises Funds for Pulmonary Services in Magic Valley

  • Blog Post

    Patients Get Another Shot at an Active Life Through Cardiac Rehab

Providers

  • Lifestyle Medicine

    Biography

    Jennifer Shalz, MD serves as the medical director of St. Luke’s lifestyle medicine department. She develops and directs programs that use lifestyle interventions to help prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease.

    Dr. Shalz is passionate about helping people not only live more years, but put more life in their years. Current programs under her management include cardiac, peripheral vascular disease, and pulmonary rehabilitation (referral required); nicotine dependence treatment; care transitions; the St. Luke’s Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP); and the St. Luke’s Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the South Meridian YMCA. 

    Dr. Shalz is a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base. She practiced at three different VA medical centers after separating as a major from the US Air Force. She was most recently a hospice medical director and worked in supportive oncology at a cancer center prior to joining St. Luke’s.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Lifestyle Medicine

    Availability

    Accepting new patients