James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Professional

Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Asthma: Preparing for the "Big Fall"

So far, 2013 has been a difficult year for those who suffer from sneezing and wheezing. The pollen, mold, poor air quality, and up and down weather patterns have stoked the flames of respiratory inflammation for millions of adults and children across ...
James Thompson, MD

Mold: There's No Escaping It

During the tree, grass and ragweed seasons you can take refuge inside your home to minimize exposure to pollen. Perhaps by leaving for work or school you can, for a while, avoid dust mite or dog and cat dander. But it’s much more difficult to get awa...
James Thompson, MD

Can Asthma Attacks Be Predicted?

How often do you need to refill your reliever inhaler (ProAir, Ventolin, Proventil, Xopenex or Maxair)? Have you already required 2 or more refills since January? If so, you have an increased risk for an asthma attack. Clinical research has shown tha...
James Thompson, MD

Summer Colds: Worse Than Winter Colds?

Finally summer, warmer weather and longer days are here. It’s nice to have cough, cold and flu seasons (winter and early spring) behind us.
James Thompson, MD

How to Save Money on Medications

Healthcare expenses in the United States have escalated in recent years. Insurance premiums, copays and deductibles have taken a huge bite out of the pockets of consumers. The cost of medications has proportionately soared despite the economic downtu...
James Thompson, MD

Common Cold Symptoms Got You Down? Got Water?

It’s hard to get through a winter without being struck by the common cold bug. When it hits you it seems to command all your attention and sometimes make a spectacle of you: -You get that nasal voice. -You’re clearing your throat all the time. -You m...
James Thompson, MD

Seasonal Influenza or Stomach Flu?

Many areas of the U.S. are reporting a decrease in the number of severe flu syndromes over the past week but another threat appears to be sticking around.
James Thompson, MD