The Asthma Center

Asthma Management Checklist

To best manage your asthma:

  • Find an outstanding asthma specialist.
  • Education: learn everything about asthma.
  • Participate in your asthma care in partnership with your physician.
  • Follow up on all your doctor's recommendations.
  • Use a peak flow meter as recommended.
  • Take medications as prescribed even though you may feel well.
  • Be prepared for an asthmatic emergency. Have a written plan and emergency backup medications.
  • Keep all follow-up visits for assessment and adjustment of treatment.
  • Never run out of medication(s).
  • Avoid known triggers of your asthma. Plan ahead.
  • Follow through with environmental allergen avoidance recommendations and/or allergy injection treatment when recommended.
  • Maintain good communication with your specialist. Discuss your concerns and ask questions if issues are not clear to you.