The Outpatient Respiratory Services department is available to perform diagnostic testing as well as provide educational materials and instruction.
Pulmonary Function Testing: Including spirometry with or without bronchodilators, FRC, and DLCO.
Pulse Oximetry: At rest, with ambulation, or continuous overnight monitoring
Aerosol Therapy MDI Instruction: demonstration and evaluation of technique used for metered dose inhalations; with spacer device if needed for effective administration of medication.
Peak Flow Instruction: demonstration and evaluation of technique using peak flow meter to monitor asthma, cystic fibrosis and degenerative muscle disease symptoms and airway obstruction.
Bronchoprovocation: inhalations of Methacholine or Aridol to evaluate airway hypersensitivity for a more definitive diagnosis of asthma.
Exercise Challenge Testing: treadmill protocol to evaluate airway hypersensitivity for a more definitive diagnosis of exercise induced asthma.
Arterial Blood Gases: To accurately monitor patients with suspected hypoxia or elevated PCO2.
Flutter Valve Instruction: Demonstration and evaluation of technique used for patients needing assistance with airway mucus clearance.
All appointments can be scheduled through Central Scheduling (315) 261-5240.
To make a referral:
Contact: Charnelle Farr, RCP
Phone: (315) 261-5958
Fax: (315) 261-6451
50 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY 13676
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM -3:00 PM
Provider(s): Magendra Thakur, MD