& Cough Center
does Asthma Center work?
may call the Asthma and Cough Center yourself or
be referred by your personal physician. The Asthma
Center's clinical nurse specialist will contact
your physician to collect and discuss existing medical
information. You will be asked about the history
of your symptoms, medications and emergency episodes
through a detailed asthma questionnaire (either
during your first visit or beforehand, if time allows.)
at the center, you will be given a complete physical
examination by one of our physician specialists.
Highly specialized diagnostic procedures may be
performed to determine what causes or aggravates
Asthma Center team will work with you and your personal
physician to formulate an asthma management plan
best for you. The goal is to give you specialized
tools (e.g., a peak flow meter to measure your breathing
capability) and information that will let you monitor
and stabilize your asthma before it interferes with
your life or becomes an emergency situation.
you complete the treatment program, the Asthma Center
team provides a written summary for you and/or your
physician, including a plan for adjustment of medications
over the subsequent 6 to 12 months. You will feel
better and have the knowledge to stay that way.