At A Thru Z Pediatrics in Stone Oak, San Antonio, your health care provider will provide you guidance on asthma testing, its control and follow-up, asthma management, medications administration, flu vaccination, asthma action plan development and active partnership between providers and patients in patient education and self management.
Getting Ready for your Asthma Appointment
Good communication with your child’s doctor leads to better outcomes! Prepare before your child’s appointment. Write down your child’s medicines or bring them with you. Write down your questions or concerns so you don’t forget to ask. Some things you may want to talk about include:
- How often your child uses a quick relief (rescue) medicine?
- If asthma keeps your child up at night?
- If your child’s Asthma Action Plan is up to date
- If your child is using his/her inhaler the right way
- The things that trigger your child’s asthma attacks.
Managing Asthma at School
Children and teens with asthma will need an asthma health plans to make sure their medical needs are met during the school day. You will want to know if there is a nurse at the school, and if your child can carry his or her medicine. You will also work with the school to create a plan if your child has an asthma emergency. The resources below provide ideas for working with your school and for making asthma plans.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (Committee on School Health): www.schoolhealth.org
- Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, School Children with Asthma: www.healthinschools.org/sh/asthma.asp
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent Health and School Health: www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/asthma
AFTER HOURS / WEEKENDS
Our answering service will forward your message to the on-call provider who will call back to answer your questions.
Sat 8 am to 12pm at Stone Oak Location.