The California Dept. of Public Health along with the Center for Disease Control require masks to be worn in ALL health care facilities. COVID is a respiratory virus; as such all staff, patients and visitors must adhere to this directive at all Riverside Medical Clinic locations. ANYONE who refuses to comply will be asked to leave the facility. Many patients treated at clinics such as RMC have health issues that put them at a higher risk. This mask policy is designed to protect all our patients.
The providers and staff of Riverside Medical Clinic’s pulmonary department are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of lung conditions. Our experts have been helping the people of the Inland Empire breathe a bit easier since 1968.
You use several muscles and organs to help you breathe. The one you’ve probably heard of is the diaphragm. There are some muscles that help you inhale and some that help you exhale. Also, your respiratory system is closely connected to other systems and organs in the body, particularly your cardiovascular system.
The three major parts of the respiratory system include the lungs, respiratory muscles and your airway. The airway includes your nose, mouth, larynx, pharynx, trachea, alveoli and bronchioles.
As the first step of treatment, we will collect information about your lungs and their function. We do this by conducting tests and procedures in our office. Our purpose is to determine the quantity of oxygen you receive with each breath and how well the air moves in and out of your lungs. These tests are called pulmonary function tests or PFTs for short. For more information about the tests and what you can expect, please see Healthline.
Along with our fine staff, our physicians are dedicated to the pulmonary health of our patients by providing the highest quality of care.