Jun 16, 2020




Corporate Doctors Plus is pleased to announce that we are open for all occupational health services including spirometry testing.  Please be assured that we have taken additional precautions to ensure everyone’s safety when attending the clinics and performing spirometry.

We have three highly experienced doctors (Dr Maria Boulton, Dr Fiona Raciti and Dr Norman Dawes) that are appointed medical advisors (AMA) for the Queensland Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme and the NSW Order 43 Coal Mine Workers’ Medical scheme.

Corporate Doctors Plus is accredited to perform spirometry testing. Our team of health professionals includes

  • 13 GPs and occupational health doctors,
  • nurses,
  • physiotherapist,
  • occupational therapist,
  • respiratory physician,
  • psychologists,
  • health coach and
  • visiting specialists.

What is spirometry?

Spirometry is the most frequently performed pulmonary function test (PFT) in Australia and New Zealand and is the cornerstone of lung function testing. It measures how well a person can move air in and out of their lungs and the capacity of their lungs.

Who is spirometry for?

  • Occupational-related lung disorders. Used to evaluate worker respiratory health in medical surveillance programs and to screen workers for their ability to perform certain tasks.
  • Pre-Surgery. Spirometry may be ordered before a planned surgery to check if your lung function is adequate for the rigors of an operation.
  • Existing conditions. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a chronic lung disorder, spirometry may be used periodically to check how well your medications are working and whether your breathing problems are under control.

What to expect

A spirometry test requires you to breathe into a tube attached to a machine called a spirometer (usually seated).

You are then required to take a deep breath and breathe out as hard as you can for several seconds into the tube.

The entire process usually takes less than 15 minutes.


When do I have a spirometry test?

Spirometry tests are performed as part of pre-employment medicals and are especially important for business and employees alike.

Evidence shows that investing in the health and safety of your employees can boost the health of your business. Building a team of healthy employees in a safe working environment can have a positive long-term impact on organisational success.

At Corporate Doctors Plus we extend our holistic, evidence-based approach to improve the health of your workers and reduce time lost due to injury. We can fit your workers in at short notice during the week, and on weekends if requested. If you have any questions or view our competitive price contact Leanne Roojimans, our Client Services Manager at admin@corporatedoctorsplus.com.au or call us 07 3357 8192.

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