Spirometry measures your lung capacity. The device is integrated with our electronic medical record. By recording the force of your breath as you forcefully breathe out, we can tell if your airways are working properly, or if you have asthma or COPD.
Most insurance companies encourage smokers to have spirometry every few years. Measuring the resistance in small airways may show us the earliest sign of lung damage from smoking. Since COPD is a progressive, non-reversible lung condition, we want to find it early and do EVERYTHING possible to help smokers quit.