Respiratory Therapy

 

       BREATHING PROBLEMS?

 

 

Monthly Clinic is Open at BAFHT

Patients of Bluewater Area Family Health Team (BAFHT) who have issues with breathing should plan to meet with Michael Callihoo, a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Visits are open to anyone experiencing regular shortness of breath, a sensation of heaviness or tightness in the chest, or a chronic cough.

Michael works out of the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre and facilitates a monthly spirometry clinic in Zurich. Spirometry testing measures lung function and  helps in the diagnosis of chronic lung disease such as  asthma and COPD.  Testing also helps to determine a  course of treatment such as inhaler therapy.

Michael graduated from the Fanshawe College Respiratory Therapy program in 2011 and became a Certified Respiratory Educator the following year.  He is trained in smoking cessation counselling and is also a Certified Tobacco Educator.

Michael is part of a multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation team providing education and exercise to patients with various lung impairments.  He is committed to professional development and his current continuing education objective is to learn more about the effects of cannabis on respiratory health.

Call BAFHT at (519) 236-4314 to set up an appointment with Michael.  He is available on the third Tuesday of every month!