Other Services Provided by Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists
Office Consultations in Annapolis, MD
The visit will include a physical examination, full history of the current problem and review of pertinent medical history, previous lab tests, chest x-rays, CT scans and sleep studies. A plan for further diagnostic evaluation and treatment will be presented.
An abbreviated lung function test used during follow-up office visits to evaluate the status of patients with asthma and COPD. It gives a more accurate assessment of how well treatment is working.
Pulmonary Function Testing
This is often the first step in the evaluation of lung function for defining the cause of shortness of breath. Unlike a chest x-ray which gives us a picture of your lungs, Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) tell us how well your lungs function. The results of PFTs are used to follow the progression of a disease and its response to treatment. PFTs are also used to assess if there is adequate respiratory function to withstand surgery. Learn more>
Methacholine Challenge Test
A specialized diagnostic test used for difficult cases to determine if bronchospasm is responsible for a patient’s complaint of cough, shortness of breath or chest tightness. This test is used when asthma is suspected but not proven. Learn more>
Respiratory Medical Equipment Education
We have three certified therapists who are qualified to educate our patients in the use of inhalers, nebulizers, home oxygen, CPAP and BIPAP equipment.
A simple exercise test used to evaluate a patient’s initial functional status and to measure improvement following the initiation of treatment for shortness of breath.
A procedure used to treat snoring performed by Dr. Resnick in the office under local anesthesia. It uses low frequency radio energy to reduce excess tissue at the back of the throat that contributes to snoring. Depending on the severity of the problem, up to three treatments may be necessary to obtain full benefit.
In this examination, the doctor uses a fiber-optic laryngoscope to look at the back of the throat, vocal cords and the voice box (larynx).
In this examination, the doctor uses a fiber-optic instrument to visualize the nasal passages, throat and vocal cords. It is often used to evaluate a persistent cough and hoarseness.