Spirometry for the primary care providerBeyerle, Jeanne Monique PA-C, ATCJournal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 12 - p 28–34 doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000455647.12048.9f Review Article Buy SDC Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics ABSTRACT Spirometry is used in conjunction with a patient's history and physical examination to help evaluate lung function and assist in diagnosing or monitoring different categories of lung disease. This article reviews the fundamentals of spirometry, including patient education and interpreting results. Jeanne Monique Beyerle practices at Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic in Los Alamos, N.M. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Acknowledgment: The author would like to acknowledge Richard Honsinger, MD, MACP, and James Ziomek, MD, for their assistance with this article. © 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.