Asthma Education

Our Asthma Intervention & Respiratory Education Program has been established to help you or your child understand and manage Asthma through education, action plans, medication management and support. Whether you suspect that you or your child has asthma, or you or your child has already been diagnosed with Asthma, the AIRE Program can provide a better understanding of how to live with Asthma.

The program is recommended to those who:

Our team consists of:

The AIRE Program

Initial Assessment: Comprehensive assessment with Respiratory Therapist including diagnostic testing* (approx. 1 1/2 hours)

 *If diagnosis of Asthma is not made during evaluation, then referral may be recommended to PCP or Pediatrician to another specialist.

Educational Sessions: One-on-one sessions with Respiratory Therapist or Board Certified Pulmonologist

Topics May Include:

 

Enrollment

Though a physician's approval is required for enrollment in the Asthma Education Program, you can either print the referral form online and bring to your Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician, or call to enroll in the program. Before enrollment is completed, your primary care physician will need to be notified and approve the enrollment. In most cases, insurance will not assist in the cost of this program, however, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (225) 647-7837.

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Five Signs of Asthma

Identifying signs and symptoms of asthma early can help provide treatment and intervention quickly to help minimize the affects and dangers of the disease.

1) Dry coughing that becomes worse at nighttime

2) Sleep apnea (pauses during regular sleep pattern)

3) Lack of air

4) Chronic fatigue (constant feeling of drowsiness)

5) Changes in breathing pattern