For patients living with cardiovascular disease, the road back to a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming. Columbus Regional Health is making it easier for you to make meaningful changes to improve your health.
We are excited to offer a new intensive cardiac rehabilitation program.
Pritikin ICR is a complete lifestyle education program of diet and exercise and promotes a healthy mind-set.
Pritikin ICR is taught at the Pritikin Longevity Center, a full-service health resort located in Miami, Florida, and is now conveniently available to Columbus Regional Health patients.
By partnering with Pritikin ICR, we are able
to offer the opportunity for improved health outcomes and reduced readmissions and aligns with our continued commitment to provide high-quality care to the Bartholomew County community and surrounding areas.
About Pritikin ICR
The Pritikin Program emphasizes exercise, a healthy mind-set, and an eating plan focused on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean meat, nonfat dairy, and protein-rich plant foods like legumes, or beans.
The Pritikin Program is a scientifically proven approach to reducing your chances of having another heart event.
Numerous studies have documented the Pritikin Program’s ability to lower blood cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure and blood sugar control, and reduce other lifestyle-related risk factors.
Pritikin ICR involves eating well, exercising regularly, and nurturing a healthy mind that promotes long-term health and well-being.
All Pritikin Programs are covered by Medicare for qualifying individuals. The medical conditions that qualify for Medicare reimbursement include heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, stable angina (chest pain), heart or heart-lung transplants and heart valve repair or replacements.