Respiratory Care (Outpatient)
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 261-5240.
To make a referral:
Contact: Charnelle Farr, RCP
Phone: (315) 261-5958
Fax: (315) 261-6451
50 Leroy St.
Potsdam, NY 13676
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm
Magendra Thakur, MD
Call us toll-free at 1-800-227-1074. A friendly, knowledgeable customer service representative will find the right time for your test or procedure. Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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