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Procedure - Asthma Management

Asthma is a condition that narrows and inflames the airways. This can make it difficult to breathe and cause wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can be managed with medication and lifestyle adaptations. It’s important to keep in touch with your doctor regarding your symptoms to adjust treatment as necessary. Your Ogden Clinic physician can also educate you about asthma triggers that can worsen your symptoms such as sinusitis, colds, the flu, allergens, tobacco smoke, exercise, changes in weather, and medications.

Asthma management will involve taking your prescribed medication as directed by your Ogden Clinic physician, and avoiding known asthma triggers. There are a few different types of long-term medications including:

  • Inhaled corticosteroids: these are taken by using an inhaler. It’s important to be consistent with this medication to decrease inflammation of airways. These may need to be taken for several days or weeks to reach maximum benefit.
  • Leukotriene modifiers: this is an oral medication that helps to relieve asthma symptoms for up to 24 hours. Seek medical attention right away if you experience any psychological reactions such as aggression, hallucinations, depression, agitation or suicidal thoughts.
  • Long-acting beta agonists: this inhaled medication will help open the airways. In certain people, these drugs may carry additional risks. Only use in combination with inhaled corticosteroids and don’t use them for acute asthma attacks.
  • Combination inhalers: these drugs contain a long-acting beta agonist along with a corticosteroid.
  • Theophylline: this drug is a daily pill that will help keep airways open by relaxing muscles around the airways.

For relief during an asthma attack, there are quick-relief medications available such as:

  • Short-acting beta agonists: these will quickly ease symptoms of an asthma attack.
  • Ipratropium: this bronchodilator will relax the muscles around the airway making breathing easier.

It’s important to note that quick-relief medications should not be used more than twice a week. If you are relying on a quick-relief medication more than twice a week, schedule an appointment with your Ogden Clinic provider.

With proper treatment, asthma is a manageable disease. By following the asthma treatment plan created in partnership with your Ogden Clinic doctor and by taking your medication as prescribed, you can minimize your symptoms and enjoy a life without interruption from asthma.

Kelly  Amann, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Amann, Kelly, DO
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Elisabeth  Anderson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Anderson, Elisabeth, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Brett  Arbon, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Arbon, Brett, FNP-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Chase  Bailey, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Bailey, Chase, DNP
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Enrique  Baires, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Baires, Enrique, MD
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Carolyn  Belfry, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Belfry, Carolyn, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Candace  Bielik, PA-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bielik, Candace, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Daniel  Broadbent, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Farmington

Broadbent, Daniel, MD
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Michael  Browne, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Browne, Michael, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Stephen  Bruce, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Bridger  Butters, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Butters, Bridger, PA-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Daniel  Chappell, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  McKay-Dee Hospital – Laborist Program, Farmington, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Chappell, Daniel, DO
4401 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6080
D. Carl  Christensen, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Christensen, D. Carl, FNP-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Lane  Christensen, DNP, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Christensen, Lane, DNP
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Mark  Christian, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Christian, Mark, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Van  Christiansen, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Christiansen, Van, MD
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Samantha  Clarkson, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Clarkson, Samantha, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
David  Cope, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic, LDS Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services, Lakeview Hospital - Labor and Delivery Services

Cope, David, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Jennifer  Crafton, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Crafton, Jennifer, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Christopher  Davis, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Davis, Christopher, DO
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Darek  Eggleston, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Eggleston, Darek, DO
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Roxina  Fischer, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Fischer, Roxina, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Rodney  Grogan, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Grogan, Rodney, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Matthew  Hagemeyer, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Hagemeyer, Matthew, MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Lane  Heder, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Heder, Lane, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
John  Hemmersmeier, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Hemmersmeier, John, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Shelby  Holmes, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Canyon View

Holmes, Shelby, FNP-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Eric  Johnson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Johnson, Eric, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Brittany  Kester, PA-C, ATC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Kester, Brittany, PA-C, ATC
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Dallen  Larson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

Larson, Dallen, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Damon  Marsh, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Marsh, Damon, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Brian  Mattsson, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Mattsson, Brian, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Lisa  Miconi-Correa, FNP-BC, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771
Molli  Neilson, PA-C, Ear, Nose & Throat,  Professional Center North

Neilson, Molli, PA-C
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Roark  Neville, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Neville, Roark, MD
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Grace  O'Brien, DO, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

O'Brien, Grace, DO
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kerry  Reynolds, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Reynolds, Kerry, PA-C
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Rebecca  Sandberg, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Sandberg, Rebecca, FNP-C
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
J. David Schmitz, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Canyon View

Schmitz, J., MD
1159 East 12th Street
Ogden, UT
801-475-3700
Emily  Shanafelt, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Lisa  Stephens, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Davis Family Physicians - Ogden Clinic

Stephens, Lisa, PA-C
3225 W. Gordon Ave
Layton, UT
801-397-6150
Kimberly  Taggart, FNP-C, Family Medicine,  Farmington

Taggart, Kimberly, FNP-C
991 W. Shepard Lane
Farmington, UT
801-397-6080
Raymond  Ward, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Cope Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Raymond, MD, PhD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112
Amanda  Ward, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  South Ogden Family Medicine - Ogden Clinic

Ward, Amanda, FNP-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-298-4112
Michelle  Wasden, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Mountain View

Wasden, Michelle, PA-C
1100 West 2700 North
Pleasant View, UT
801-475-3600
Renee  West, MD, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Professional Center North

West, Renee, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3000
Ryan  Westbroek, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Skyline

Westbroek, Ryan, FNP-C
6112 South 1550 East
South Ogden, UT
801-475-3800
Kayleen  Wilson, FNP-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wilson, Kayleen, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900
Jessica  Wozab, PA-C, Family Medicine, Urgent Care,  Grand View

Wozab, Jessica, PA-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900