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Asthmaniac: Bringing patients the facts of asthma control.

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Asthma care is fragmented and inconsistent in the U.S., landing patients in the ER far too often. Asthmaniac delivers asthma education designed to engage patients in asthma self-management and patient-directed care that meets their needs. Take a deep breath and dig in!

Asthma care is fragmented and inconsistent in the U.S., landing patients in the ER far too often. Asthmaniac delivers asthma education designed to engage patients in asthma self-management and patient-directed care that meets their needs. Take a deep breath and dig in!

Location:

United States

Description:

Asthma care is fragmented and inconsistent in the U.S., landing patients in the ER far too often. Asthmaniac delivers asthma education designed to engage patients in asthma self-management and patient-directed care that meets their needs. Take a deep breath and dig in!

Twitter:

@asthmaniac

Language:

English

Contact:

9707446910


Episodes

Navigating Asthmaniac.com! Navigating Asthmaniac.com!

4/13/2021
Navigating Asthmaniac.com! Asthmaniac Is State-of-the-Art! ✓ You Need State-of-the-Art Asthma Care✘ Traditional Clinics provide inconsistent care.✘ And, they are expensive and inconvenient!🙏 Asthmaniac was made for you!💙 Affordable doctor visits✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care✓ All online! Getting Best Asthma Control If you are going to be successful in controlling your asthma and enjoying a restriction-free life, you are going to need state-of-the-art asthma care. What does that mean?...

Duration:00:02:43

High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect! High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect!

1/2/2021
High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect! High Deductible? Asthmaniac Is Best Value! ✓ You have a Health Insurance Policy ✘ But, it has a high deductible 🙏 Asthmaniac was made for you! 💙 Affordable $50 doctor visits ✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care ✓ All online! High-Deductible Health Insurance The Accountable Care Act (Obamacare) created changes in the U.S health insurance market that allowed many more people to enroll in a health insurance plan. The majority of these policies...

Duration:00:03:22

No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You! No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You!

1/2/2021
No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You! No Insurance is Not a Problem at Asthmaniac! ⇨ Active asthma 🙏 Asthmaniac was made for you! 💙 Affordable $50 doctor visits ✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care 👍 All online! No Insurance = No Problem I mean it! I don’t care that you don’t have insurance. I designed Asthmaniac to deliver asthma care to asthma sufferers that: .. don’t have insurance .. don’t have a doctor .. have too much anxiety because this. I will be your asthma doctor. I charge an...

Duration:00:02:28

Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? Learn About New e-Asthma Medicine! Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? New Medicine!

1/1/2021
Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? New Medicine! GET YOUR EOSINOPHIL TEST! * e-Asthma is category of severe asthma * Patients with e-Asthma have difficulty getting asthma control with usual treatment * e-Asthma responds well to a new type of injected medicine * In such patients, this new medicine can decrease their asthma attacks and allow them to use less oral steroid. e-Asthma is a type of severe asthma that responds well to a new kind of control medicine that you inject under skin, usually monthly....

Duration:00:03:41

Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It! Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It!

12/31/2020
Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It! * Follow-up Care is Essential to good asthma control. * Follow-up allows determination of asthma severity. * Other disorders that affect your breathing are detected early. * Rescue medication refills are provided * Your Asthma Action Plan is updated. Having your asthma diagnosed is the first step to getting control. But after treatments are prescribed, follow-up becomes the key to avoiding asthma attacks and minimizing your asthma symptoms Follow-up is...

Duration:00:02:55

Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine! Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine!

12/30/2020
Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine! * Electronic prescriptions mean: ..More accuracy in the order, ..More convenience for you, ..No paper to lose, and ..It’s FAST! * Asthmaniac sends all orders for prescription medication to the pharmacy of your choice. Asthma is one disease that cannot be controlled without medication. When your wheezing kicks in, you need a rescue inhaler NOW! And to keep your wheezing suppressed, you need a controller medication. Most asthma patients are...

Duration:00:02:21

Asthma Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control! Asthma Rescue Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control!

11/30/2020
Asthma Rescue Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control! * Rescue inhalers are essential * The albuterol in rescue inhalers opens breathing tubes quickly * If it doesn’t quickly improve your breathing, go to the ER * A spacer should be used with all liquid medicine inhalers * Generic albuterol is now available for about $22 per inhaler You and I both know this – your rescue inhaler is your ‘go-to’ when the wheezing starts. Why? Because you get immediate relief (usually). HOW? This type of...

Duration:00:04:12

Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication? Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication?

11/30/2020
Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication? * Asthma controllers are medications that “control” the underlying inflammation in your breathing tubes. * Inhaled corticosteroids are the most common type of medicine used for this purpose. * In order for corticosteroids to work, they have to be inhaled deep into the breathing tubes twice daily. * A new class of drugs has been developed to control inflammation: they are called biologics and are injected weekly or monthly into the skin of your...

Duration:00:02:25

What is an MDI Spacer and Why Do You Need One? What is an MDI Spacer and Why Do You Need One?

11/17/2020
* A spacer is needed to hold your asthma medicine in a cloud until you can pull it into your lungs with a deep breath. * If you don’t use a spacer with your asthma medicine, it ends up on tongue and on the walls of your throat where it can’t help your asthma and usually causes a yeast infection. * Spacers should be used with all of your asthma medicine that comes in a metered dose inhaler (MDI). * Medicine administered by a dry powder inhaler does not require a spacer since the design of the...

Duration:00:04:06

Children and Asthma: Different from Adult Asthma?

11/17/2020
Children and Asthma: Different from Adult Asthma? * Asthma is present in about 10% of children. * Asthma in children is diagnosed when your child has recurring episodes of wheezing that are relieved by rescue medicine such as albuterol * Asthma in children is treated with the same medicines and treatment plans as in adults with adjustments for their size and metabolism. Children have a lot more wheezing than adults. A simple upper respiratory infection or common cold causes many children to...

Duration:00:02:52

Asthma and COVID19: Breathing Easy during a Pandemic

11/9/2020
Asthma and COVID19: Breathing Easy during a Pandemic * Asthma is a chronic disease that places you at higher risk of serious illness with COVID19 infection. * Keeping your asthma well controlled will give you the best protection against serious COVID19 illness. * Controlling your COVID19 exposure should be a high priority until we have a vaccine. Does Asthma make you more vulnerable to COVID19? Patients with chronic disease including chronic lung disease are having much more trouble with...

Duration:00:03:47

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: How We Measure and Why?

11/9/2020
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: How We Measure and Why? * Peak Expiratory Flow is measured by you, several times a week using a small pocket-sized flowmeter * You record the number measured by this devise. * This number shows how well you are able to exhale and tells me if we have your lung inflammation under control * When this number starts edging down over a few days, we know its time to take action before you start to feel symptoms of chest tightness, shortness of breath or actual wheezing. *...

Duration:00:02:14

Asthma Action Plan: Personalized Just For You!

11/9/2020
Asthma Action Plan: Personalized Just For You! * Your Asthma Action Plan is your quick-reference guide telling you how to react to changes in your breathing. * Your plan uses your Peak Expiratory Flow readings and ACT scores to determine if your asthma is in control. * Your Asthma Action Plan clearly instructs you what to do when your symptoms flare up or your Peak Expiratory Flow is dropping. * This allows you to take action with additional medication that I have ordered for you to stop...

Duration:00:02:39

Asthma Control Test Score: How We Use It

11/8/2020
Asthma Control Test Score: How We Use It * The Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a survey that you fill out about your breathing symptoms. * Your score on this survey will classify your asthma into 3 levels: Well Controlled, Not Well Controlled, and Poorly Controlled * These classifications are used to determine what medications should be on your Asthma Action Plan. * The ACT should be completed weekly to make sure we have the earliest sign that your asthma is flaring up. * You can complete the...

Duration:00:02:23

Asthma Facts (Asthma Education for You!) Asthma Facts

11/6/2020
* Asthmaniac.com is my online asthma clinic * Asthmaniac is designed to be affordable, convenient, and reliable. * Asthmaniac follows national quality standards developed at NIH * Asthmaniac uses your phone to make your care convenient and engaging

Duration:00:08:44

Asthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It! Asthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It!

11/4/2020
Triggers for wheezing (bronchoconstriction) include: * Pollen * Dust Mites * Cockroaches * Mold * Pet dander * Tobacco Smoke To prevent wheezing, you need to avoid these triggers. If avoiding them isn’t possible, I can prescribe medicine suppresses the effect of triggers.

Duration:00:04:12

Phone Doctor Visits: They Work For Asthma Control!

11/4/2020
Phone Doctor Visits: They Work For Asthma Control! * Quality Asthma care depends on self-management by patients. * A large part of my role as your physician is teaching you these self-management skills. * Crucial to these skills are techniques you will use to assess: * Your Symptoms (Asthma Control Test) * Your Lung Function (Peak Expiratory Flow) * We will discuss your self-assessments by phone rather than in-person. * These phone visits and your frequent use of the Asthmaniac website are...

Duration:00:03:13

Steroids in Asthma: Why We Need Them?

11/2/2020
Steroids in Asthma: Why We Need Them? Why do we use steroids in asthma? * Inflammation of the airways is the underlying problem in asthma * Steroids like Prednisone and Decadron are taken by mouth * Steroids like betamethasone and fluticasone are inhaled like albuterol. * Steroids are used to control inflammation in asthma * Lung inflammation in moderate asthma can be controlled but not cured. The basic problem in asthma lungs is inflammation. Inflammation means swelling, oozing, and...

Duration:00:04:03

Asthmaniac Brings: Affordable Doctors! Do You Need an Affordable Doctor?

11/2/2020
As with other chronic diseases, affordability is important for Asthma Control * The cost of asthma control can be a barrier: * Many costs of asthma care can exceed what those without insurance can afford. These include: * The cost of asthma medication. * The cost of doctor visits * The cost pulmonary function testing. I endeavor to keep my consults to you AFFORDABLE. I am constantly looking for the best way to get you medication that fits your budget.

Duration:00:02:37