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Asthma

All of our asthma patients have an individualized asthma action plans which keeps them out of the emergency room or admitted to the hospital.

Nationwide, each year, there are 1.6 million pediatric asthma visits to the Emergency Room.

How We Help…

  • Diagnose Asthma Based Upon Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Provide Yearly Asthma Medication Visits
  • Counsel Patients And Families On Treatment And Prevention
  • Devise Asthma Treatment Plans For Each Individual Patient
  • Teach Patients Self-Management Techniques
  • Help Patients Manage Asthma To Prevent Acute Asthma Attacks
  • Help Patients Prevent Emergency Room Visits And Hospitalizations
  • Help Patients Control Their Asthma So They Can Fully Participate In Sports
  • Treat Acute Asthma Flare Ups
  • Provide And Encourage Yearly Influenza Vaccine For All Of Our Asthma Patients
  • Monitor Lung Function Tests Yearly (Age 7 Years And Up)
  • Teach Patients and Parents Proper Inhaler Techniques
  • Refer Patients To Specialists If Asthma Is Uncontrolled (Despite Our Interventions) OR If Patient Needs Allergy Testing
  • And more!

Asthma Includes...

  • Wheezing Recurrently
  • Coughing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Exercise Related Cough, Shortness of Breath Or Chest Tightness, Difficulty Breathing
  • Inflammation And Tightness Of Airways

Asthma Triggers Include...

  • Cold Viruses
  • Influenza
  • Environmental Allergies Such As Dust Mites, Pollen, Mold, Ragweed
  • Irritants Such As Hair Spray, Tobacco Smoke, Smog
  • Exercise (Generally In Older Children)
  • Extreme Stress

A Diagnosis Based Upon...

  • Patient’s History, Symptoms And Recurrence Of Wheezing
  • Family History
  • Positive Response to A Bronchodilator, A Medicine That Opens Up Tight Airways
  • Special Testing IF Needed(Methacholine Challenge) By Allergist Or Lung Specialists

Asthma Resources

Asthma Diary Stats Sheet

Asthma Triggers List

 

Contact us (859-647-6700) for more information!

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