Pediatric Asthma Program

We employ a multidisciplinary approach to care for your child’s asthma, which is the most common chronic respiratory illness in children. It affects 5 to 10 percent of all children in the United States and accounts for the majority of missed school days. One-third of all emergency-department visits are related to asthma, and it is the common reason children are admitted to hospitals.

Statistics show that the prevalence of asthma has been on the rise over the past 15 to 20 years, and that this trend continues. Although asthma cannot be cured and may be a life-threatening illness, it can be controlled well with proper medication and education. The goals of asthma therapy are to have children lead normal, active lives, and prevent the occurrence of frequent troublesome symptoms or the need for emergency visits and hospitalization.