Asthma is a chronic, lifelong disease that affects health and
well-being. It prevents individuals from enjoying activities such
as sports, exercise, shopping and even sleeping.
That's why the Asthma Management Program at Texas Health
Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is designed specifically to help
affected individuals gain the knowledge and skills needed to help
manage asthma symptoms. As part of the program, you will receive
one-on-one education and training on the aspects of asthma,
- Understanding asthma
- Recognizing its signs and symptoms
- Learning about triggers and avoidance of allergens
- Controlling asthma episodes
- Monitoring asthma and medication used to control symptoms
Entry into the program requires a written referral from your
physician. If you do not have a physician, the staff can help you
locate one who can provide a referral, or you can Find a Physician
online. Most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and
Medicare, are accepted. To contact the asthma clinic, please call
During your first appointment, a self-management plan will be
developed to help you monitor your asthma symptoms, take your
medications as prescribed by your physician, and attempt to
control asthma episodes.
It is very important that you follow your management plan, as it
will be reviewed during follow-up visits to help the staff make
adjustments. Follow-up visits will take place as needed, and you
will be contacted by telephone to monitor your progress.
The asthma management program is on the fifth floor of the main
hospital building. Appointments can be scheduled through your
physician's office at 214-345-6367. The office is open from 7:30
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend
appointments can be made.