Asthma is a form of lung disease which affects millions of children and adults. It is actually “the most common serious chronic disease of childhood” according to American Academy of Pediatrics. However, not all children who have wheezing have asthma. Therefore, our goal at Children’s Medical Group is to accurately diagnose and manage your child’s symptoms using the most up to date scientific knowledge and technology that are currently available. We offer on-site spirometry which is a simple test that is done in the office to understand how well your child's lungs function. This test is used in the evaluation of asthma and chronic cough for children 8 years and up. If your child does have asthma then it is imperative they have an “Asthma Action Plan.” An asthma action plan is a written plan that you create with your child's doctor to help control your child's asthma symptoms. We would love the opportunity to help your child with asthma live a happy, healthy, active life style from childhood onto their adulthood.
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