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Dr. Cathy Baird is an expert general practitioner. She renders the most comprehensive and exceptional care for adult cystic fibrosis. She uses the latest medical technology with the state of the art medical facility to provide her patients the best possible outcome. Click on the below mentioned tabs to know more about the services.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Sweat Test - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Sweat Test

    A sweat test measures the amount of chloride present in the sweat. In the first part of the test, a colorless, odorless chemical (pilocarpine) and a little electrical stimulation is applied to a small area of an arm or leg to encourage the sweat glands to produce sweat.

  • Dexa Scan - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Dexa Scan

    Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), also called bone densitometry uses a very low dose of X-ray to measure bone mineral density (BMD) which is the amount of calcium and other minerals present in the bones.

  • Abdominal Sonar - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Abdominal Sonar

    Gastrointestinal manifestations of disease are present in most adults with cystic fibrosis. Radiologists are familiar with the classical imaging characteristics of end-stage pulmonary disease and the radiological findings of meconium ileus in neonates.

  • Full Lung Function Test - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Full Lung Function Test

    The Lung function test (also called pulmonary function tests) checks how well your lungs work. The tests determine how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can move air in and out of your lungs, and how well your lungs put oxygen into and remove carbon dioxide from your blood.

Treatments

  • Chest Physiotherapy - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Chest Physiotherapy

    Chest physiotherapy (CPT) is the treatments generally performed by Physical therapists and Respiratory therapists, whereby breathing is improved by the indirect removal of mucus from the breathing passages of a patient.

  • Aerosols - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Aerosols

    Aerosol therapy is one of the mainstays of treatment, partnerted with regular physiotherapy, in patients with cystic fibrosis. Inhalation can contribute to hydration of the epithelial lining fluid as well as delivering different drugs directly to the lungs.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) rehabilitation, also called pulmonary rehab or PR, is a broad program that helps improve the well-being of people who have chronic (ongoing) breathing problems such as Cystic Fibrosis. PR also can benefit people who need lung surgery, both before and after the surgery.

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  • Endoscopy and Lavage - Dr. Cathy Baird - General Practitioner

    Endoscopy

    In endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is inserted into the nose, providing the doctor with an inside view of the sinuses. Surgical instruments are inserted alongside the endoscope.

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