GHC-SCW is committed to helping you learn to manage key aspects of chronic diseases. Through a combination of routine evaluations, education, nutrition counseling, proper medical care and more, our Care Teams and Clinical Health Education programs work together to keep you healthy and active.
Asthma and COPD
If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), breathing is not as easy as it should be.
Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is common in children, but adults can develop asthma, too. If you have asthma, you have it all the time. You will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs. Attacks cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and feeling breathless.
COPD is a group of lung diseases characterized by limited airflow with different degrees of lung tissue destruction. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common forms of COPD.
We Can Help With Asthma and COPD
We can help you learn how to manage your asthma and limit the frequency of attacks. We will work with you to create a plan to control for asthma or COPD.
We offer individual consults with an Asthma Educator at each of these GHC-SCW Locations
What to Expect
Your first visit with the Asthma Educator will be 60 minutes in length. This allows us time to understand your current health needs and answer any questions you may have. We will work with you to find a plan that controls your symptoms and fits in with your life.
Call any GHC-SCW clinic and request an appointment. If you have never seen an Asthma Educator, your Primary Care Provider will be notified of your request for a visit.