Impacting Your Quality of Life

At Holly Hall, we recognize that proper respiratory function directly impacts the quality of life and ability to conduct normal daily activities with ease. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to bring continuity in pulmonary care from the acute hospital setting into the skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation care setting under the direction of Dr. Rupesh Vakil.

Respiratory Illness We Treat

Our program features care and therapy designed to treat and manage respiratory illnesses such as:

  • Emphysema
  • COPD
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Hypertension
  • And many others

Features of Our Program

Our program includes rehabilitation with physical, speech, and occupational therapists, assessments and screenings throughout the entire treatment, extensive education, oxygen titration, and discharge planning.

Our Medical Director

Dr. Rupesh Vakil headshotDr. Rupesh Vakil is the medical director of our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

A graduate of The University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Vakil earned his medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. He then completed his residency training in internal medicine followed by his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

Board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, Dr. Vakil has been in practice since 2001. He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine and his clinical interests focus on pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease and the diagnosis and treatment of lung related conditions.

He belongs to professional organizations such as the American Thoracic Society Member and American College of Chest Physician.

Dr. Vakil’s practice philosophy embraces compassionate, comprehensive and responsive specialty care to his patients who are 18 years and older. He provides individual treatment plans and the highest level of care to each patient. He is fluent in both Hindi and Gujarati.

Dr. Vakil lives in Houston with his wife and twins and enjoys sports, travel and music.


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More Information

For more information about our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, please contact Alexandra Reyes at 832.350.0836, download our brochure, or fill out the form below and select “Health Services” in the drop-down menu.

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