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A Private Pediatric Practice located in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

Asthma services offered in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

The right asthma care in children can significantly reduce severe symptoms and hospital visits. The intervention of pediatric specialists can reduce flare-ups and let your child live a regular and happy life. Pediatric Medical Associates is home to some of the most experienced and respected pediatricians in Sacramento and Folsom, California. They’ll help you manage your child’s asthma and treat any asthma emergencies in a friendly, assuring environment. Don’t wait any longer — call today or schedule an appointment online. 

How do you manage asthma?

Asthma doesn’t have to be a debilitating condition in kids. Although it can affect your child’s activities, proper management minimizes its impact on their physical, mental, and social development.

There are many types of asthma, such as chronic asthma, chronic rhinitis, wheezing, and exercise-induced asthma. Expertise in all these conditions contributes further to success in managing them.

To start with, your child’s pediatrician needs pulmonary expertise to help them detect and treat asthma. The specialists at Pediatric Medical Associates provide a comprehensive range of asthma treatment and management services, including:

  • We order testing for lung function
  • Testing for allergies
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Environmental assessment in your home
  • Family services, and education

In particular, they value avoidance above treatment, so they work with you as a parent to create an asthma action plan to curtail asthma symptoms. This may include using special air filters in your home, pet care, home cleaning, and mindful nutrition.

The plan also contains clear instructions on what medication to give your child and what to do in case of an asthma flare-up. For instance, “controller” medication taken daily can help prevent asthma episodes. In case such an episode does occur, you should have “rescue” medication at all times for rapid treatment.

At Pediatric Medical Associates, the pediatricians on the team have decades of combined experience, making them your best choice to treat and manage childhood asthma.

What if my child needs to be hospitalized for asthma?

If your child has a severe asthma attack, go straight to the ER. In some cases, your child may need to be hospitalized or put under observation. If so, let your care provider know.

Pediatric Medical Associates provides outpatient asthma care and maintains close links with Sutter Memorial and Mercy General Hospitals for inpatient care. They can help you get more specialized care and monitor your child’s progress.

Does my child need to see a specialist for asthma?

The team at Pediatric Medical Associates believes in compassionate and effective care and takes a team approach. If your child needs the help of a specialist, such as an immunologist or a pediatric pulmonologist, they’ll help you find respected experts and coordinate your child’s care.

You don’t need to feel alone when dealing with an asthmatic child because the team is here for you. In addition to their medical expertise, the expert care providers at Pediatric Medical Associates are friendly, welcoming, and helpful. You and your child are in good hands. Book your visit online or call for emergency asthma care today.