The center is staffed by 2 Pulmonologists, an Allergist, an asthma nurse coordinator, and a Pulmonary Function Technician trained in asthma education. Physicians from Otolaryngology and Gastroenterology also participate in the multidisciplinary approach to patients and, when needed, see patients in the Center.
Particularly appropriate referrals to YCAAD include patients with difficult-to-control asthma, chronic cough, those who are diagnostic dilemmas, and those who may be significantly affected by co-morbid illnesses such as gastroesophageal reflux, sinusitis, vocal-cord dysfunction, and atopy. Physicians at the program develop individualized care plans for all patients, with the goal of forming a working partnership with the referring primary care provider.
Asthma in the News
- Study ties breathing problems, asthma to bone loss - GMA News
- Depression Linked to Asthma Onset in African American Women - ScienceBlog.com (blog)
- Asthma and diet: Researchers offer healthy foods chart for sufferers - ABC Online
- Now a cheaper blood test to diagnose asthma - India.Com Health
- Research Needed on Link Between Asthma, Bronchiectasis and Fungal Allergy - BioNews Texas
- Smoking Bans Cut Premature Births And Child Asthma Attacks, Research Says - Huffington Post
- Qld leads ground-breaking asthma research - My Sunshine Coast (press release)
- Vail Natural Health: Learn to manage and eliminate allergies - Vail Daily News
- AstraZeneca cancer pipeline seen as draw for Pfizer - Reuters
- Arkansas lab conducts research on living lungs - Sacramento Bee