Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI -  - Allergist

Beverly Hills Allergy

Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Allergist & Immunologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Spirometry Specialist

Dr. Hariri is skilled in multiple techniques used to diagnose and manage treatment of breathing disorders in patients from throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, including performing spirometry tests using the most advanced equipment available for consistently accurate results.

Spirometry Q&A

What is spirometry?

Spirometry is a simple breathing test that can be conducted in just a few minutes right in the doctor's office. It's completely painless and noninvasive. The test measures the function of your lungs by having you inhale then exhale into a device called a spirometer.

When is spirometry used?

Spirometry can be used any time your doctor suspects a breathing-related disease or condition such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other conditions that affect the lungs and airways. It can also be used to determine the effectiveness of specific treatments.

What does spirometry measure?

Spirometry provides Dr. Hariri with two important measurements: Forced vital capacity (FVC), which reflects the amount of air you can exhale forcefully after taking a deep breath; and forced expiratory volume (FEV-1), which measures how much aid you can force out of your lung in a single second. Lower FVC values are associated with restricted breathing, while lower FEV-1 values reflect more severe breathing difficulties.

How is spirometry performed?

During the test, you'll be asked to breathe into a tube that's attached to the spirometer device. Be sure to follow Dr. Hariri's instructions closely to ensure the most accurate results. To make sure the test is as accurate as possible, a clip will be placed on your nose so all air is coming out through your mouth and entering the device. The test will be repeated a few times to make sure the results are consistent. When used to diagnose asthma and some other lung diseases, you may be asked to perform the test initially, then again after using an inhaled medicine to help open your airways. If the medicine helps you breathe better, it's a good indication you have asthma. The test takes about 15 minutes.


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    "Very caring and knowledgable Doctor! He really knows how to treat allergies. Beautiful office btw!"

    Tina Chuldzh
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    "Genuine and very helpful! Staff is professional and I only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor."

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    "Dr. Hariri is a very genuine doctor who is very interested in his patients' health and answers any questions you might have so that you feel comfortable."

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    "Competency. Compassion. Respect. Altruism. Four distinct traits that truly encompass Dr. Sherwin Hariri and his practice."

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    "Dr. Hariri is a very compassionate doctor. He took his time and explained everything to me very well! I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"

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    "His office looked very nice and elegant. I was able to get into his clinic immediately and the waiting time to be seen was very short."

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    "Very knowledgable about food allergies. Within 15 min he figured out what I'm allergic to and testing was painless. Highly recommend."

    R-Mean P.
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    "Dr. Hariri was so helpful in my understanding of my seasonal allergies. He took great care of me and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone."

    Caroline T.
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    "Doctor Hariri is the BEST!!! He is a true life saver! He is compassionate and smart. I finally found a Doctor who knows how to treat my eczema!"

    Annette M.
  • Google+

    "He is awesome and really cares about the overall health of his patients. He also has a great assistant!"

    Jacob R.
  • "I had an amazing experience! I came in today as new patient for a severe rash. Dr. Sherwin and his team were more than phenomenal."{

  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Sherwin in the future to friends and family members who are seeking the assistance of an allergist in the greater Los Angeles area."

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    "I always feel cared for whenever I go to this practice. The doctor is very nice and genuinely cares for his patients. Sabrina is always pleasant and helpful as well."

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    "I have seen many allergists in the past, and finally I walked into an office where I truly felt the doctor was not only brilliant, but also cared to listen to me."

    Alec P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is the best. He definitely cares about his patients and will go above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Hariri for your amazing help and guidance!"

    Holly B.
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    "Dr. Hariri is a genuine doctor who cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and smart. Thank you Dr. Hariri for everything!"

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