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Live Entertainment in Nashville for O2 Users


Live Entertainment in Nashville for O2 Users

Lung disease presents unanticipated challenges before diagnosis, and relying on an oxygen tank to breathe can be an obstacle to feeling mobile and feeling like one can live an independent life. Some major travel destinations have begun to figure out that people who rely on portable O2 want to travel and enjoy life as much as anyone else. Cities are increasingly accessible to those burdened with medical equipment. One of those places is the great city of Nashville, Tennessee. Here are wonderful examples of Nashville entertainment venues that are completely accessible to those using portable oxygen or with mobility limitations:

 The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is equipped with various features and amenities that create a welcoming environment for all guests, including those using portable oxygen equipment and/or wheelchairs. This excellent attraction has an entrance access ramp on the Fifth Avenue side of the building.  Inside the Museum you’ll find elevator service at all levels and ramps for wheelchair accessibility.

Historic RCA Studio B tours are wheelchair accessible too. CMHF and Museum tours depart daily from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. A ramp is located for entry at Studio B, and accessible restrooms are on site as well.

A limited number of courtesy wheelchairs are available for visitors touring the Museum. Wheelchairs can be checked out at the guest services desk, offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ford Theater and CMA Theater have designated wheelchair accessibility areas provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are available on all floors of the Museum, including accessible water fountains outside each. For more information about the museum and resources, contact them online.

Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman provides a full range of accessibility accommodations. They have complimentary wheelchair escorts for request during nighttime events for guests with special needs. The escorts are available at any entry point and will provide escort to your ticketed seat. If you bring your own wheelchair, The Ryman provides a place to store it should you wish to switch from your wheelchair to your ticketed seat.

Both the Ryman’s guided and self-guided tours are fully wheelchair accessible, as is seating on the main floor and balcony. Accessible seating is available through ticket outlets and at the Ryman box office. Simply let them know you have special seating requirements for supplemental oxygen, wheelchair, or whatever your needs are, and they will help you. The Ryman Auditorium’s phone number for more information on accessibility is (615) 889-3060.

At the Lung Institute, we understand that having accessible travel options is important. We also recognize the challenges of finding effective and sustainable treatment options for patients suffering from debilitating lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)pulmonary fibrosis, or interstitial lung disease. By harnessing the body’s innate healing capacity, we have developed revolutionary, minimally invasive stem cell therapies to treat lung disease. Our goal is to help patients breathe more easily, improve their quality of life and provide hope.

Lung Institute Treatment Facilities

With facilities in TampaNashvilleScottsdale and Pittsburgh, our patients can choose from any of these locations for stem cell treatment. By applying modern-day best practices to the growing field of regenerative medicine, the Lung Institute is improving lives.

If you would like to find out more about our available treatment options, please contact one of our patient care coordinators today at (800) 729-3065 to schedule a free consultation.



  1. PB

    10 months ago

    Hello Stephanie,

    Thanks for your comment, and we’re sorry to hear that you’ve been going through such a difficult time. Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t cover treatment at this time. Stem cell treatment cost varies by treatment type, so it’s best to call one of our well-qualified patient coordinators at (855) 313-1149. Our patient coordinators can give you information regarding cost, treatments, stem cell basics, and other general information.

    We look forward to hearing form you soon.

    Best Regards,

    The Lung Institute

  2. Stephanie Jernigan

    10 months ago

    What is the estimated cst of Syem Cell Treatment ?? I only have Medicare and Medicade, which I understand does not cover this type treatment.
    I have been dealing with re-occuring PE in both lungs sinse Januaary of 2015, during this time I have benn seen by several Plumonary Specialist, Have had right and left Heart Caths, Blood test, Breating test, CT Scans and of this date am still on Oxygen 24/7.. I am not getting better my last o2 reading was Tuesday December 29th, 2015 and was 86.. Please Help

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