The type of doctor who treats an asthmatic patient may depend on:
- the subtype of asthma they are diagnosed with,
- additional health conditions that they may have, or
- access to local specialists.
These specialists may include:
Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. This includes asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic skin disorders, medication, and food allergy as well as other diseases that impact the immune system.
Specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the lungs and respiratory tract, which includes asthma.
Specializes in wellness and provides strategies to cope with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues related to chronic health conditions.
Preparing for a doctor’s appointment
These tips may help you be more prepared for your appointment:
- Keep a log of symptoms you are having, even if they do not seem related.
- Bring a list of any prescription or over-the-counter medications you are taking. Include any vitamins and supplements that you are taking.
- Jot down a list of questions. See suggestions on the Living with eosinophilic asthma page of this toolkit.
It’s valuable to make decisions WITH your doctor or specialist about the treatment that will work best for YOU.