We provide consultation services to diagnose and manage asthma, COPD and Asthma COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) in adults. During these visits we also provide education to patients and their families about the nature of the diagnosis, available treatment options and proper technique of administration of inhalers. We empower patients to better manage their respiratory conditions.
The Asthma and COPD clinic is a collaborative clinic involving physician respirology specialist and a respiratory educator. The clinic helps to diagnose asthma or COPD, manage uncontrolled symptoms and prevent exacerbations. The average number of visits with Asthma & COPD clinic is 4-6 after which time most patients will be discharged back to the care of your primary care doctor. It may take more than one visit to establish proper diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established we discuss the goals which generaly include complete symptom control and absence of any exacerbations. We provide wide range of treatment including inhalers, oral and injectable medications according to the current treatment guidelines. You may be given an asthma or COPD action plan, receive councelling on disease management and proper use of the inhaler devices.