Asthma is a disease that affects millions of people each year. In one recent year asthma problems in the U.S. resulted in 1.8 million ER visits and 10.4 million doctor visits. Asthma strikes people of all ages and causes attacks that result in difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and more. Left untreated it can lead to serious health problems and increased health costs. Perhaps the most important thing to know about asthma is that it can be controlled.
The physicians of American Health Network recognize the problems asthma can cause and have been proactive in offering Asthma Centers in many of its facilities. These facilities have respiratory therapists on staff to evaluate needs, educate patients and assist the American Health Network physicians in controlling asthma. These programs have dramatically reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations among asthma sufferers - one practice has seen a decrease of more than 98% in emergency room visits from its asthma patients since beginning its Asthma Management Program.
Benefits of American Health Network's Asthma Management Programs:
To learn more about our Asthma Management Programs contact your doctor or search for a local doctor to schedule an appointment today.