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Asthma

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Appropriate use of inhaled steroids and bronchodilators
2) Objective measures of severity with peak flow and/or spirometry
3) Global Initiative For Asthma
4) U of M Medical Center Guidelines - Asthma
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1) Chest x-ray
2) Spirometry
3) Consider methacholine challenge testing if high clinical suspicion of asthma with normal spirometry.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) 1) Asthma-Airways Clinic
2) Asthma - Education Handout
3) NIH: What Is Asthma?
Appointment Timeframe <1 month
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records, pulmonary function tests and chest x-rays to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 888-284-5864
Patients:
    Briarwood 734-647-9000, 800-649-3777
    Taubman 734-647-9342, 888-287-1084
Clinic Location Sites Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinic Locations
UM Consulting Physician Pulmonary Faculty
Revised on: 07/25/2011
 
 

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