Asthma Center

Center for Asthma Patients

Asthma, once a debilitating disease with few treatment options, is today a highly manageable condition for most of the nearly 15 million Americans who have it. Approximately one-third of these are children. Through education and well-managed care, people with asthma can now lead full and productive lives.

The Asthma Center at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is designed to assist primary care physicians in managing their own asthma patients. Our focus is on comprehensive evaluation, treatment and patient education for asthma patients whose conditions range from mild to severe.

Bringing together specialists from Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, and Pharmacy, we provide a team approach to the evaluation and treatment of asthma conditions. More specifically, our goals are as follows:

  • To improve and maintain health and quality of life of children and adults with asthma
  • To reduce the need for emergency treatment or hospitalization, thereby reducing the cost of managing asthma
  • To improve asthma care by participating in clinical research

Through education about asthma triggers and careful monitoring of patients' progress, emergency treatments and hospitalizations for high-risk patients have decreased dramatically at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center since the Asthma Center began operations in 1996.

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The Division of Allergy and Immunology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from allergies, asthma and related conditions. Patients are evaluated through detailed histories, physical examinations and, if applicable, breathing and allergy skin tests.

Our certified asthma educators continue to raise the bar in patient care, keeping you informed about treatment options and empowering you when it comes to managing your condition.

Members of the Division of Allergy and Immunology deal with the full range of allergic problems in both children and adults.

Call our office at 781-744-2620.