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CIC Associates, P.C.

Asthma Clinic

Asthma is a lung disease that affects the airways and smooth muscle fibers of the respiratory tract, causing constriction in the chest, resulting in wheezing, coughing and gasping. Hundreds, of thousands of Americans have asthma.


  • You should seek a specialist's care if you have any one of the following:

    You have experienced a life-threatening asthma attack, or have severe persistent asthma.

    You are not able to perform activities of daily living.

    Your symptoms are unusual and/or have not responded to prescribed therapy.

    You have other conditions that may complicate asthma.

    More detailed diagnostic testing is needed. You want additional education.

    You are considering immunotherapy.

    You have required continuous (more than one month) oral corticosteroid therapy, required high-dose inhaled corticosteroids, or have had more than two courses of oral steroids in one year.

    You require frequent bronchodialtor use.

  • Your medical evaluation:

    Your medical evaluation team consists of physicians trained in pulmonary medicine; registered respiratory therapists/registered pulmonary function technologists; nursing personnel with specialty training and allergy testing/x-ray certified.



    Your visit may include part or all of the following:


    Assessment and monitoring.

    Review of factors that can influence asthma.

    Pharmacologic therapy.

    Education for a partnership in asthma care.

    Development of an action plan for treatment of asthma exacerbation help avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
  • Scheduling your evaluation:

    The comprehensive asthma management clinic is conducted during our regular office hours which are between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call
    515-224-1777.

    The Comprehensive Asthma Management Clinic at Chest, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Associates is based on updated asthma treatment guidelines issued by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.


What We Do....

Care of patients is performed by our medical specialists in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. It is the goal of our physicians to provide this diversified and versatile care of patients in the highest professional manner.

The medical practice, which is also known as CIC Associates, is pleased to provide this web site which includes a directory of our services and biographical sketches of our physicians for your use. Please call us at any time if we can be of assistance to you and your patients.

CIC Associates is a referral-based practice. This means that a primary care physician or another specialist refers patients to our practice to evaluate a problem.