Follow-up Care * Follow-up Care is Essential to good asthma control. * Follow-up allows determination of asthma severity. * Other disorders that affect your breathing are detected early. * Rescue medication refills are provided * Your Asthma Action Plan is updated. Having your asthma diagnosed is the first step to getting control. But after treatments are prescribed, follow-up becomes the key to avoiding asthma attacks and minimizing your asthma symptoms Follow-up is so important because asthma is not a disease that is ‘cured’ in the usual sense. Instead, our goal is to manage it. Control it. So that you can be active. So you can sleep well. So you don’t have to make emergency room visits “routine”. So, you don’t have to experience life-threatening asthma attacks! Managing asthma means regular, repeated Dr. visits. We know from research studies that the best interval for these reassessments is about every 3 months. At these appointments: We work on a number of points. .. First, I evaluate your asthma severity to see if it has changed., .. We discuss your response to your asthma treatment plan and consider revising it if needed. .. We discuss new information relative to your asthma, such as new medications that may be helpful for controlling your symptoms. .. If needed, I order changes in the strength or frequency of your controller or trigger medications. .. When we have your new plan finalized, I transmit your medication refills to the pharmacy of your choice, electronically. .. Then, we review your Asthma Action Plan and I Send to your phone! Before we sign-off, I schedule your next appointment, 3 months away. In this way, Asthmaniac helps you stay on top of your asthma. Asthmaniac gives you the tools to keep your asthma in control and for you to become the expert of your asthma! #asthmacontrolnow #telemedicineasthmacare #backpocketasthmadoc #asthmaactionplan#asthmacontroltest#asthmacontroller#rescueinhaler#asthmacovid19#childrenandasthma#eprescription#easthma#peakexpiratoryflow#peakflowmeter#asthmaniac Book Now Asthma Controller? by TIMOTHY RYSCHON | November 17, 2020 | controllers | 0 Comments* Asthma controllers are medications that “control” the underlying inflammation in your breathing tubes. * Inhaled corticosteroids are the most common type of medicine used for this purpose. * In order for corticosteroids to work, they have to be inhaled... Read More What’s a Spacer? by TIMOTHY RYSCHON | November 17, 2020 | spacer | 0 Comments* A spacer is needed to hold your asthma medicine in a cloud until you can pull it into your lungs with a deep breath. * If you don’t use a spacer with your asthma medicine, it ends up on tongue and on the walls of your throat where it can’t help your... Read More Children and Asthma by TIMOTHY RYSCHON | November 17, 2020 | Control Your Asthma! | 0 Comments* Asthma is present in about 10% of children. * Asthma in children is diagnosed when your child has recurring episodes of wheezing that are relieved by rescue medicine such as albuterol * Asthma in children is treated with the same medicines and treatment... Read More ePrescriptions by TIMOTHY RYSCHON | November 9, 2020 | Action Plan, Control Your Asthma!, PEF, symptoms | 0 Comments* Electronic prescriptions mean: ..More accuracy in the order, ..More convenience for you, ..No paper to lose, and ..It’s FAST!