We invite our families (we actually strongly encourage them!) to participate in our Asthma Education Sessions.
Sandy Younker- Hellman, our Registered Nurse, leads this class once a week. The Class video in its entirety is also now available for families who have been to the session in person to share with other family members or review at any time. Call the office for the password and then click here to watch the video!
The session consists of a 1½ hour long detailed and personalized discussion. Even if you have received other education about asthma (in the hospital, from another physician’s office, or on your own), we ask that you invest the time to allow us to share our knowledge and experience. We have seen a very positive impact on both understanding the disease and confidence in its treatment.
Attendance is limited to 4 or 5 families; children 7 years or older are encouraged to attend. Children under the age of 7 are best left at home, however we understand that this is not always possible and recommend the 2 pm class if they must attend and that you bring things for them to play with. We invite all parents, along with any other caregivers, such as grandparents, older siblings and /or sitters. We ask that everyone come to the same session – insurance will not cover the class more than once.
Insurance will usually cover the cost of the class, though you will be responsible for any co-pay or deductible. A very few insurances do not cover, in which case you will be responsible for the visit. If this service is not covered by your insurance we will be happy to provide a self-pay discount for the services.
We look forward to the opportunity to provide you with the most current information about asthma and are confident that your time will be well spent.