Childhood asthma is a serious and chronic condition that affects one in ten U.S. children and their families. However, asthma can be managed within your child’s medical home —that is, your child’s primary care pediatrician’s office.
For a child with asthma, care received within the context of medical home that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate and culturally effective can be the difference between control and a trip to the emergency room.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s breathing or asthma care, remember to write them down and discuss them with your pediatrician. It never hurts to ask!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org