Pulmonary function testing

Pulmonary Testing

What is Pulmonary Function Testing?

Pulmonary Function Testing also known as PFTs,is a non-invasive test that shows how well the lungs are working. The tests measure the several things including lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange.It helps your doctor to diagnose and decide the treatment of certain lung disorders. PFT can be done with 2 methods, one is Spirometry and other is Plethysmography.

At Ridge Medical Associates, we do in office spirometry for diagnosis and management of respiratory disorders such as COPD and asthma.

The test will be conduct by one of our medical assistants

Preparation:

  • Do not smoke before the test
  • Don’t eat heavy meal before the test
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing

Sunil Nihalani, MD

  • Internal medicine and gastroenterology
  • Medical School: Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, India, 1990
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, 1997
  • Fellowship Training in Gastroenterology: University of Vermont, Burlington, 1998
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 1997
  • In practice since 1998
  • Past Chief of Medical staff at Lake Wales Medical Center (2010-2012)
  • Physician of the Year 2013, Lake Wales Medical Center
  • Staff Privileges at: Lake Wales Medical Center, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Winter Haven Hospital

Accepted Insurances

  • Advantra
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Coventry
  • Medicaid (not accepting new patients)
  • Polk Healthcare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Care Plus
  • Great West
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Wellcare
  • Beechstreet
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Freedom Healthcare
  • Optimum Healthcare
  • Tricare

Practice Locations

405 S 11th St Lake Wales,Florida 33853-4202

2209 North Blvd, Suite A Davenport, FL 33837

Phone: (863) 679-8000

Fax: (863) 679-8008

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday –9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday-closed

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