Helping You Breathe Easier

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About the Program

Asthma can be a manageable disease. We encourage you to take control of your asthma through the Asthma Management Program offered by Lee Health. Based on guidelines by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, the Asthma Management Program is the only outpatient asthma education program in Southwest Florida.

Our Asthma Management Program provides diagnostic testing and the skills you need to self-manage your asthma. They can be referred by their primary care physician, pediatrician, pulmonologist, emergency department physician or allergist. Patients are usually scheduled for six visits during the six-month program, although the physician or asthma educator may extend the duration as necessary.

The program’s full-time certified asthma educator works with your physician to develop your personal asthma action plan, designed to meet your specific medical needs.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this program, you should be able to self-manage your asthma, resulting in fewer absences from school or work, an improvement in your quality of life, decrease in emergency room visits and hospitalizations and improved lung function.

Adults and Children all ages will learn how to identify and manage their asthma symptoms. Both parents and children benefit from the fun, game-like activities that teach self-management skills. This program compliments the education and treatment children receive as patients in Golisano Children’s Hospital. The program will contact your school nurse and provide the school with a copy of your asthma action plan that you receive during your visit.

We will show you how to:

  • Identify asthma triggers
  • Recognize asthma symptoms
  • Use a spacer to enhance medication delivery
  • Use a peak-flow meter to monitor your lung function
  • Manage symptoms on a daily basis
  • Manage symptoms in an emergency situation The Asthma Management Program provides you with an age-based asthma folder and carrying pack which includes:
  • Spacer
  • Peak flow meter and diary
  • Educational CDs
  • Instructional materials
  • Asthma action plan

Our multidisciplinary team of health professionals includes a certified asthma educator, medical directors for adult and pediatric patients, respiratory therapists, and nurses.

Call us today to find out more information about the Asthma Management Program, to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment. Our phone number is 239-343-0765 and our fax number is 239-343-1905.

Cape Coral Hospital
636 Del Prado Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 6:30pm
HealthPark Commons Outpatient Center
16281 Bass Road, Suite 305
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 6:30pm
Metro Medical Plaza
13691 Metro Parkway, Suite 340
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 6:30pm
Golisano/Nicklaus Children's Health Center
3361 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 105
Naples, FL 34109
Hours: Tues & Wed 8am - 6:30pm