Medical Services You Can Trust in Bakersfield, California
Experiencing Troubling Symptoms?
Are you having trouble breathing? Are you experiencing cough? Are you experiencing snoring and sleep problems? If you answered yes to these questions, contact us to set an appointment right away.
These could be life-threatening symptoms, and our doctor can discover why you are experiencing them and what treatment you need. Let Dr. Alpha J. Anders and his team at Comprehensive Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates take care of you. We offer the following services and much more.
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) are performed to detect abnormalities in respiratory functions and to determine the extent of any pulmonary disease. PFTs can be used to help diagnose asthma, allergies, respiratory infections and other conditions.
Exercise Stress Test
This test involves, riding a stationary bicycle in our office. This helps us evaluate your activity tolerance. The test provides information that helps us diagnose any pulmonary or cardiac problems that impair your physical activity.
Taking the exercise stress test is highly beneficial to your lifestyle. With it, we can determine your limits of safe exercise for fitness programs, for daily activities and during cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
The Vest Airway Clearance System
Is mucus buildup and cough interfering with the way you breathe? A Vest Airway Clearance System helps to treat cystic fibrosis and other diseases by loosening mucus in the lungs and clearing the airway. This system helps reduce lung infections and facilitates easier breathing.
We use spirometry to measure the amount of air your lungs can hold and the force of your exhalation. It allows us to see if a disease in the lungs is progressing and how your lungs are responding to treatment. With this test, we can determine the health of your lungs and what we need to do to improve it.
Bronchoscopy is a procedure performed at the hospital. It allows the doctor to see and examine your airways using a flexible fiber-optic tube material with a camera and instruments on the end called a bronchoscope. With the help of the bronchoscope, we can diagnose tumors, gather specimens and find and remove foreign objects in the lungs.
Evaluation and Management of Sleep Disturbances
Do you have difficulty sleeping? Do you feel excessively tired during the day? Have you been told that you stop breathing while you sleep? You may be suffering from a sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea. We can evaluate your sleep to determine what is causing the disturbance. With our individual care, you’ll learn what you can do to manage your sleep and get the good quality sleep that is so important to good health.
If you are coughing, experiencing discomfort while breathing or are concerned about other symptoms, please call us to set an appointment today. We will help you get the treatment you need so you can enjoy your life more fully.