Asthma Teamwork: Working with Your Doctor

Schedule an “asthma-only” office visit.

  1. Come prepared. Bring all of your medicines, spacer and any questions you may have.
  2. Tell your doctor about any asthma symptoms you have had.
  3. Keep a diary of your symptoms and show it to your doctor.
  4. Ask your doctor what you should do if your asthma flares up.
  5. Tell your doctor if you do not understand his or her instructions.
  6. Talk to your doctor about asthma triggers and ways to avoid them.
  7. Talk to your doctor about your medicines. Make sure you know:
    • The names of your medicines
    • How to use them
    • When to take them
    • How they make you feel
  8. Talk to your doctor about an Asthma Action Plan for treating asthma.