Welcome to U-Breathe!
Diagnostic testing at U-Breathe
The test consists of a series of non-invasive breathing maneuvers to objectively measure how well the lungs are working.
A test that measures the level of nitric oxide gas in an exhaled sample of your breathe.
6 Minute Walk Test
Spirometry is a physiological test that measures inhaled and exhaled volumes of air as a function of time. It is just one component of a complete pulmonary function test.
MIPs & MEPs
This is measurement of breathing muscle strength using measurements of maximum inspiratory pressure (MIP or PImax), and maximum expiratory pressure (MEP or PEmax).
Maximum inspiratory pressure and Maximum expiratory pressure
Bronchoscopy is a procedure that looks inside the lung airways. It involves inserting a bronchoscope tube, with its light and small camera, through your nose or mouth, down your throat into your trachea, or windpipe, and to the bronchi and bronchioles of your lungs.
Level 3 Sleep Study (a home sleep study)
Your Experience at U-Breathe
What To Bring
- Alberta Health Card
- Updated List of Medications
- Consent forms
- Completed Questionnaires
- Alberta Health Card
- Updated List of Medications
We would appreciate it if you were to complete all the forms that apply prior to your visit.
If you have an appointment with the Specialist:
If you will be completing Pulmonary Function Testing including PFT, spirometry or MCT; Please complete the following:
U-Breathe offers Virtual Care through My Health Access. Once registered with MyHealthAccess, you can submit all questionnaires electronically prior to your visit.
Asthma | COPD
We may ask you to fill these forms along with us before or during your appointment. These forms give us additional information about your condition.
Olga Tourin MD. |FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, Dipl ABIM (IM) |
It has been my privilege to provide care to patients who have breathing problems and suffer from various lung conditions.
Since coming to Calgary in 2004, I have been working in the field of respiratory medicine both in hospital and outpatient settings.
I believe in preventative medicine and that the biggest impact can be made during routine assessments rather than emergency care. That with timely optimal treatment, with the right medication, combined with lifestyle changes can make a lasting improvement in the quality of life and for the most part, prevent the need for acute emergency care. As such I would like to focus my efforts on providing this care in the clinic.
Let me tell you professional journey.
Originally from Belarus, I earned my MD in 1993, and subsequently practiced respiratory medicine in Belarus. After moving to Canada in 2001, I attained certified examinations and then joined FMC (Foothills Medical Center) in this capacity. During that time I completed my residency training in Internal Medicine 2010 and subsequently in Respirology 2012, both through the University of Calgary. I continue to attend courses, workshops, and conferences in Respirology specialty to maintain my competence to provide the most appropriate care.
Dzemila |Senior MOA |
Dzemila is a highly skilled and professional MOA who is always polite, caring and respectful even under the high pressure of a busy clinic. She always keeps the patients best interests in mind.
Arianna |MOA |
Arianna joined U-Breathe as an MOA in 2019. She is thorough and attentive to the needs of the patients. She is always calm, welcoming and professional.
Andrew |Senior RRT | The Senior RRT in the at U-Breathe Pulmonary Function Laboratory. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, and his work has focused around respiratory diagnostics and patient education. He graduated from SAIT in 2015 and joined the U-Breathe team in January 2019. Andrew enjoys being involved in the process of empowering patients in their understanding of their lung condition diagnosis, how to properly manage their condition, and ultimately seeing the improvement in their health over time. Zahira | RRT , U-Breathe OHS rep | About me, coming soon! Brian | RRT | About me, coming soon! Brian | RRT | About me, coming soon!
Pavel |Clinical Assistant, Research Coordinator |
Pavel enjoys making a positive impact on people's lives. Working at U-Breathe gives him the opportunity to help patients today and through coordination of research, those of tomorrow too. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta and joined the team in January 2019.
Stephanie |Clinical Nurse, Severe Asthma Clinic |
Stephanie is an LPN at U-Breathe. She is knowledgeable, caring and does her best. She supervises the severe asthma clinic at U-Breathe and ensures that patients are receiving the very best care.
About me, coming soon!
We are located on the second floor of the Bow River Professional Centre Building.
Our address is:
Suite 205 , 4411 – 16th Ave NW
Calgary, AB, T3B 0M3
We are located on 16th Avenue NW Highway 1 between 43 St NW and Montgomery Ave.
Paid Parking is available outside the building. Street parking is busy but sometimes available.
Bus routes 40 and 1 nearby.
In Building: Take the elevator to level 2, Turn right and walk down the hallway until you reach U-Breathe Clinic.
Call us at (403) 475-9766
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