Asthma Services for Children and Teens

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Specialists in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Asthma, Pulmonology and Respiratory Therapy

Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children—accounting for more than half a million missed school days annually in Georgia. It is also the number one reason for admission to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Asthma in Georgia

Georgia’s rate of asthma cases in children is one of the highest in the nation, affecting about 9 percent of children under the age of 18. More than 200,000 children age 18 and younger in Georgia have asthma.

Our Pediatric Asthma Center

When asthma is not well controlled, it can result in unnecessary emergency department visits and life-threatening situations. We can help you take control of your child’s asthma.

With a multidisciplinary staff and a comprehensive disease-management program, the Children’s Asthma Center offers the highest quality of care and addresses childhood asthma, allergy, pulmonology and environmental health.

We treat each patient as an individual and work closely with parents and primary care providers to determine the best treatment plan. The type of treatment needed depends on the severity of the child’s condition.

Learn More About Our Asthma Center

For Professionals: Schedule an appointment

     
 
AsthmaMyths
    Asthma in Children

    The pressure to ensure your child with asthma is safe and healthy can make anyone breathe uneasily. 

    Our Director of the Children’s Asthma Center clears up four myths about caring for a child who has asthma.

 
     

Video: Asthma Education

Asthma EducationView

Asthma is a common chronic lung condition. Most of the time, children who have asthma feel okay. But during an asthma attack (also known as an "episode"), it becomes harder to breathe. Although there is no cure, asthma can be controlled.

 

Educational Resources

Asthma Attack Card

Download our asthma attack card to go along with our 2015 asthma calendar.