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Pulmonary Function Testing

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Our doctors at Temple Terrace Primary Care in Tampa employ spirometry and other methods of pulmonary function testing to evaluate the condition of a patients’ lungs and diagnose emphysema or other forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Through such testing, our clinicians can evaluate the volume of air that a patient’s lungs can inhale, how quickly and forcefully air can be expelled from the lungs, how efficiently the lungs are providing the blood with oxygen, and how strong the muscles are that facilitate each patient’s breathing.

If you are experiencing shortness of breath due to asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or a possible heart issue, you may be asked to undergo pulmonary function testing following a chest x-ray, EKG, and/or exercise stress test. This may entail various breathing tests including spirometry as well as pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas tests, among others.

Our multi-specialty has substantial experience and expertise in diagnosing problems associated with poor lung functioning and in treating emphysema and other forms of COPD. If you are residing in the Tampa Bay metro area communities of Temple Terrace, Wesley Chapel or any of the neighborhoods surrounding the University of South Florida and are experiencing shortness of breath, do not hesitate to contact our office for an evaluation at 813.971.3136.