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Overview of asthma care


For decades, Baylor Scott & White Health has been dedicated to giving people with asthma and respiratory diseases caring, supportive, quality care.

Each year, more than 50 million people suffer from asthma and other related conditions. Through Baylor Scott & White Health's programs, we’re here to teach you about pulmonary disease and prevention, as well as offer you advanced diagnosis and treatment for respiratory diseases, such as asthma.

Tratamiento del Asma


Usted y sus familiares más cercanos son las personas más importantes en su equipo de tratamiento del asma. Hay algunos otros miembros importantes, también. Junto con su médico en el personal médico, su equipo de tratamiento puede incluir enfermeras, terapeutas respiratorios, fisioterapeutas, terapeutas ocupacionales y trabajadores sociales.

Los servicios de tratamiento del asma incluyen:

  • Programas de asma para adultos y pediátricos
  • Pruebas para confirmar el diagnóstico y evaluar la gravedad de la enfermedad
  • Development of an environmental control strategy based on your "asthma triggers"
  • Información y educación sobre medicamentos
  • Monitorización del caudal máximo
  • La educación del paciente y la familia sobre el asma basada en sus necesidades individuales

Centros especializados de tratamiento del asma


The respiratory specialists at the Martha Foster Lung Care Center can help improve your asthma condition so you can lead a healthy and productive life. The Martha Foster Lung Care Center's physicians include board-certified pulmonologists and allergists, supported by a staff of registered respiratory therapists and registered nurses. The center offers several asthma treatment options, including bronchial thermoplasty (BT), which may offer lifelong reduction in severe asthma attacks.

Asma Educación y Apoyo

Information about some of our asthma education and support programs.

  • Programa de Extensión del Asma
  • Vías aéreas del campamento
  • Programa DISD

Programa de Extensión del Asma

The Asthma Outreach Program at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple is geared toward helping patients, their families, healthcare providers and even the community work together to better understand asthma and how to better manage it.​

Vías aéreas del campamento

The Martha Foster Lung Care Center in Dallas offers this free program about six times a year for children between ages 8 and 12. Kids enjoy games, prizes and field trips to spots like The Science Place while they learn about peak flow monitoring, medications, environmental triggers and prevention strategies.

Programa DISD

In conjunction with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and the Dallas Asthma Consortium, the Martha Foster Lung Care Center at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving share an educational video to teach school nurses, nurse assistants, and other school personnel how to recognize the signs and symptoms of an asthma attack.

Rules of Two®

Mark Millard, MD, a pulmonologist and medical director on the medical staff at the Martha Foster Lung Care Center in Dallas, developed these "Rules of Two®" to help determine if you need more powerful asthma medicine.​

  • ¿Utiliza un inhalador de alivio rápido más de dos veces por semana?
  • ¿Se despierta por la noche con asma más de dos veces al mes?
  • ¿Reemplaza su receta de asma más de dos veces al año?

If you answer "yes" to any of them,​ talk to your doctor.

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