Pulmonology is the field of medicine that involves the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lung and respiratory tract.
Watson Clinic’s pulmonology department features three board-certified physicians who specialize in treating pulmonary diseases, including pneumonia, asthma, emphysema, tuberculosis, COPD and complex chest infections.
Now Offering Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are a group of simple breathing procedures that measure the function of the lungs, revealing the way a person breathes. Patients perform a series of breathing maneuvers into a mouthpiece attached to an analyzer. PFT’s can assist a physician in determining the cause of shortness of breath. It may help confirm, but not limited to lung diseases, such as asthma; bronchitis; or emphysema. The tests can also be performed as part of a pre-operative screening for an anesthesiologist. The results will help your doctor figure out which type of treatment to pursue. There is minimal risk for most people and there is no pain to the patient in performing PFT’s. This procedure is preformed by physician referral only.
Please call 863-680-7190 for additional information.