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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lung Function Testing

At Parkway Family Physicians we perform lung function testing to see how well your lungs work. Spirometry is the first and most commonly performed lung function test we perform. This test measures how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs. You simply breathe into a mouthpiece attached to a recording device (Spirometer). The information collected by the Spirometer can be printed out on a chart called a Spirogram.
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Lung Function Tests Are Done To:

  • Determine the cause of breathing problems.
  • Diagnose certain lung diseases, such as asthma, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Evaluate a patient's lung function before surgery.
  • Check the lung function of a person who is regularly exposed to substances such as asbestos that can damage the lungs.
  • Check the effectiveness of treatment for lung diseases.
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“I've been a patient of Dr. Hamilton's for approximately 15 years, and I have several medical problems. I have found him to be knowledgeable, caring, tenacious in finding a diagnosis, and quick to refer me to a specialist when one is needed. I love that his practice is in a small independent clinic where referral decisions and treatment plans are determined by doctors, not insurance plans. The staff knows me by name and I've never been denied a referral I've requested. If I call to speak with Dr. Hamilton, he always calls back promptly and sometimes even takes my call when I ask for him. The care I receive through Dr. Hamilton and his clinic is the best I've found, and as a patient with multiple health concerns, I've seen at least 50 different doctors. I strongly recommend this doctor.”
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