Allied Physicians Group is here to help you and get your child’s asthma under control. We are focused on optimizing the care we provide for all our patients, especially those with asthma. We have a team of well-trained pediatricians who coordinate care with specialists and asthma educators. Allied’s ACE [Asthma Control Education] Team can bring you top-of-the-line care from the comfort of your own home with virtual visits!
Good asthma control has never been more important than it is now. Did you know, it is estimated that 40%-50% of those diagnosed with asthma do not have control of their asthma? We can do better, and Allied is here to help!
The first step in proper asthma management for well-controlled asthma is having a written asthma action plan. But what’s a good plan without understanding how to use it! Both the parent and the child should have some level of understanding when it comes to what to do should ‘XYZ’ occur. It is key to educate patients on WHICH inhaler to use and WHEN! Does YOUR CHILD know the difference? Rescue versus controller… this could be lifesaving!
THE TEAM APPROACH: Recommended Asthma Well Care
Asthma is not a ‘one size fits all’ disease. Asthma varies from person to person, with a wide array of triggers. An asthma exacerbation can range from mild to severe and flare-ups can be intermittent or persistent. With these different asthma presentations, there is a requirement for individualized care. Your child’s asthma management should involve a TEAM approach, the cornerstone of proper asthma well care. Diagnosis usually begins with the pediatrician and can continue with an asthma educator, a specialist or both.
Within Allied, after the diagnosis of asthma is made, it is recommended that patients meet with an asthma educator to learn the ins-and-outs of the disease and how to best manage it. We cover topics including but not limited to:
Well-controlled asthmatics meet with their team every 3-6 months, with the goal of preventing exacerbation and need for more intense pharmacotherapy or hospitalization. Every Fall it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED each asthma patient has a BTS (back-to-school) Asthma Well Care Appointment– either in person or virtually. Poorly controlled asthmatics need more frequent assessments and have a greater risk of complications.
SCHEDULING A VISIT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER: Telemedicine
To successfully accomplish all the above, it is recommended you schedule a visit, which is covered by most insurance plans!
Remember, take control of your asthma BEFORE the attack. Be prepared. Stay well and stay safe. We are here to help! Stay tuned for future webinars from your Allied ACE [Asthma Control Education] Team!