If you have recently been experiencing such symptoms as frequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, chances are you've already begun thinking about seeing an asthma specialist. Known as immunologists, or allergists, doctors specializing in asthma are the best resource for diagnosis, treatment, and further education on the disorder. At McGovern Allergy and Asthma Clinic, you will find a staff of physicians who are widely recognized as experts in the field.
Founded by renowned allergy specialist Dr. John P. McGovern in 1956, our clinic has years of experience diagnosing patients with asthma and developing treatment plans to alleviate their symptoms. Our goal is to let our asthmatic patients regain control of their lives--to let them exercise, sleep, and engage in all sorts of everyday activities without worrying about breathing difficulties getting in the way.
Asthma is such a common affliction that many assume it is relatively harmless--and it is indeed true that asthma can be kept under control, and often reversed, through a proper course of treatment. But left undiagnosed, asthma can be quite damaging, particularly when coupled with other chronic lung conditions. In some cases, severe asthma is fatal. It is estimated that 5,000 deaths, most of them preventable, occur from asthma every year. The number of deaths is about equal among those felt to have mild, moderate or severe cases of asthma.
To avoid complications that arise from untreated cases of asthma, an early--and accurate--diagnosis is key. A general practitioner
may diagnose asthma, but to ensure your diagnosis is complete and correct, a visit to our clinic is highly recommended.
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