10 Signs of a Great Asthma Doctor


Goes beyond asking questions

Orders a pulmonary function test (PFT)

Stresses importance of carrying a rescue inhaler

Explains the correct use of inhalers

Works with you to create an asthma action plan

Gives you a peak flow meter

Makes sure you know the difference between quick-relief and controller meds

Explains new medications and side effects

Refers you to an allergy specialist

Is open-minded

Allison Tsai

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.