Scottsdale, AZ Asthma Doctor
Are you wondering whether you or a loved one may have asthma? Or are you looking for a Scottsdale asthma doctor who can help? Either way, we can help you here at Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine, and we can help in the long term if you or your loved one needs continual care.
What kind of doctor do you see for breathing problems?
First of all, it can be vital to seek emergency care at the ER (emergency room) if you experience certain breathing problems, like shortness of breath that comes on suddenly and severely and affects your ability to function healthily. It’s also necessary to go to the ER if you have shortness of breath that’s accompanied by chest pain, fainting, nausea, a change in mental alertness, or a blue tinge to the lips or the nails, as these signs and symptoms may be those of a heart attack or another serious medical problem.
Often, breathing problems are only minor, and so long as you’re sure your problem is minor, you can see a physician about it. Better yet, go see a physician who’s also an allergist/immunologist, like one of our professionals here at Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine! You should definitely see a professional if you’re experiencing issues like swelling in the feet/ankles, fever, cough, chills, or wheezing, or if you suspect you may have asthma.
Can a primary care physician diagnose asthma? Can a chest X-ray show if you have asthma?
A primary care physician can diagnose and help to manage asthma. To diagnose the condition, the physician will perform a physical exam and may provide tests to measure your lung function. Sometimes an imaging test like a chest X-ray can help with asthma diagnosis or with determining what could be causing another breathing problem.
To treat asthma, there’s a lot a primary care physician can do for you, especially if that physician is also an allergist/immunologist. One of these physicians can easily connect and network with a pulmonologist to provide more comprehensive patient care.
Should I see a pulmonologist or allergist for asthma?
You can see a primary care physician, a pulmonologist, an immunologist, or an allergist for asthma. An allergist specializes in allergies and asthma, while a pulmonologist specializes in respiratory diseases in general, including asthma. With young patients, typically asthma is caused by allergies, so an allergist may be the best choice for them, but sometimes asthma is caused by a lung condition or another condition a pulmonologist should treat. Regardless of your decision, if you need to see a professional other than the one you go to first, that’s okay, since any of the professionals can help you in some way and, if necessary, refer you to another professional.
Here at Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine, you’ll find a fully capable primary care physician who is also an allergist and an immunologist, so you’ll definitely be in good hands with us. We can help you come up with a comprehensive treatment plan for asthma that can include treatments like a controller medication, a rescue inhaler, a nebulizer, allergy medications, or even allergy immunotherapy.
Do you have a Scottsdale AZ asthma doctor?
Yes, we do! Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine has an asthma doctor near you at 16100 North, Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite G-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Trivita Clinic is available to you Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. If you or a loved one needs our assistance with a minor breathing problem or asthma, call us today book a consultation with us, or book with us online.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!