To give you the best chance of success, we need to get to know you and find out why you use tobacco -- whether it's to manage stress, because of physical dependence, or for other reasons. We will also ask about what's prompted you to make a change; perhaps it’s your health, finances, or family. That’s why your first appointment -- which can take place in our offices or virtually -- includes meeting with a doctor. Your provider will get to know you, review your medical history, and talk with you about any previous attempts to quit.
Lung Cancer Screening
Your doctor may recommend that you have a specific type of lung cancer screening, like low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), which uses small levels of radiation to produce an image of your lungs.
Carbon Monoxide Breath Test
You’ll be asked to breathe into a tube attached to a handheld device. This will analyze how much carbon monoxide is in your breath, which gives our treatment specialists helpful information about your tobacco use.
Lung Function Test
Because chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is most often caused by smoking, we want to measure how well your lungs are working. You'll be asked to blow into a tube that's attached to a spirometer. This machine can detect COPD before you develop symptoms.