Category Archives: Peak Flow meter

Electronic Communications

Over the past several years there has been a trend to try and push physicians to communicate electronically with patients. This means of communication raises several interesting issues — all of which which could be topics unto themselves – but … Continue reading

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Newer is not necessarily better.

I came across this article (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/in-medicine-falling-for-fake-innovation/?ref=health ) written by one of the faculty at UPenn. In this article he discusses how a new technology, the daVinci Surgical Robot system, while an innovative and cutting edge technology, has increased heatlhcare costs … Continue reading

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Will Healthcare systems really bend the healthcare cost curve?

The other day a physician colleague of mine asked me a question about a patient. The patient, who had already been seen by another Allergist,  was referred to another physician ( “the consultant”)  for evaluation. The consultant was in the … Continue reading

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Peak Flow Meters – How do I use one?

Peak flow meters (PFM) are tools that are used to help monitor asthma. Like spirometry, the breathing test that is done in your allergists office, PFM measure how fast you can blow air out of your lungs. This is important … Continue reading

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