MemberMonday: BreatheAmerica

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BreatheAmerica

Date Established: BreatheAmerica( A Vanderbilt University model ) was established in 2012.

Number of Full-Time Employees: 16 employees, 6 physicians and 3 mid-levels

List of Services Provided:  

  • Asthma (treat babies-adults)
  1. Diagnosis by PFT,  ENO machines, and exercise challenges
  2. Exercise induced asthma
  3. Treatment
  • Allergy (treat babies-adults);
  • Other diagnosis treated
    1. Chronic cough
    2. Food allergies
    3. Penicillin allergy
  • ENT (treat babies-adults) *We have the only pediatric ENT and adult Rhinologist in Northwest La.
  1. Diagnosis thru evaluation and scope
  2. Sinus
  3. Airway
  4. Our Facial Plastics ENT does Botox, Fillers, Chemical Peels

 

  • Pulmonary
  1. Diagnosis using PFT and chest x-ray
  2. COPD
  3. Asthma
  4. Need for oxygen with six minute walk

 

  • Sleep evaluation and study
  1. Evaluation and refer to sleep study and CPAP
  • Research Department
  1. Identify and interview potential patients( can be current BA patients, referred by other MD’s, and community members)
  2. Current Studies
  • Chronic Cough(adult)
  • Ragweed allergy(pediatric)
  • Severe asthma (adult)
  • Observational Asthma and COPD study
  1. Potential Studies
    • Chronic idiopathic Urticaria

 

Recent accomplishment: What makes us unique is that we have all these specialists under one roof that can address any airway issue. BreatheAmerica has grown at its Bossier location on Viking Drive, expanding its hours to include Fridays from 1-5 p.m. to better serve the community!