:

I'd like to receive occasional communications from Healthcare Bluebook via email.

I'd like to receive occasional communications from Healthcare Bluebook via text message. Message and data rates may apply.

 
Are You Sure?
You'll get personalized savings alerts that help you lower your healthcare costs.

Need help? Contact us.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Email Mobile App Link
Text Mobile App Links
Please note: Text message delivery is subject to your mobile carrier network availability and is not guaranteed.
So we can show you results for your location, please enter your Zip Code
GO!
Email PDF
Download PDF
Send Certificate to Mobile
Please note: Text message delivery is subject to your mobile carrier network availability and is not guaranteed.
Download Certificate
Download Certificate
Share Bluebook:
Email or Download PDF:

Breathing Capacity Test

Value Certified Providers

Select Specialty:
Sort by:
Distance:
Choosing Wisely®
Tests before heart surgery: When you need them - and when you don't

If you are not having any symptoms, then you probably do not need a test to check your lungs and the arteries in your neck. These tests rarely find problems or change how the surgery is managed. They can also lead to additional tests and delay the surgery.

If you have a breathing problem or symptoms of a stroke, a breathing test and an ultrasound of the arteries in your neck may help make the heart surgery safer. These tests can help your doctor see if you are at risk for pneumonia or a stroke and if there is a need for treatment before the surgery.

Source: Choosing Wisely

For full report see: Consumer Reports

Choosing Wisely®
Spirometry for asthma: When you need it and why

Sometimes symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath can indicate asthma. However, they can also stem from the common cold, heart disease or other common conditions. Having a simple breathing test like spirometry that measures airflow in and out of your lungs can help confirm if you have asthma or another health problem. This test can also help your doctor treat known asthma by cutting back on your medications or increasing your medications to prevent an attack.

Not having a Spirometry test to confirm asthma can pose health risks. If your doctor assumes you have asthma and you do not, you may be prescribed medication that can cause the lungs to be scarred.

Source: Choosing Wisely

For full report see: Consumer Reports

Top

Let us bring the savings to you.

Sign up to receive occasional tips to help you get the most for your healthcare dollars.

I'd like to receive occasional communications from Healthcare Bluebook via email.