The most important test of lung function is spirometry.
Our practice nurses can conduct simple spirometry tests to assess lung conditions. For people with asthma, the test provides information such as:
The test can be done in most adults and children older than five.
Spirometry should be done after treatment has started and symptoms have stabilized. It should be repeated anytime symptoms start to worsen, and at least once every one to two years.
Written asthma action plans are one of the most effective asthma interventions available.
An integral part of asthma management is the development of a written asthma action plan by the person with asthma and/or their carer together with their doctor.
An asthma action plan helps the person with asthma and/or their carer recognise worsening asthma and gives clear instructions on what to do in response.
You then may be eligible for further benefits.
Dr David Yates (Principal Doctor) graduated from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). During postgraduate work in the UK, David attained a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of O&G in London as well as a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians in Glasgow.
David spent 13 years working in his own practice in Tumut in southern rural NSW, then a short term in Queanbeyan, prior to opening TSAJ.
Dr Yates is married with five children, including the recent addition of twin girls. He is a devout Brumbies fan and loves cricket. He’s also into mountain and road biking.