Pediatric Asthma Education Expanded on Palouse
May 3, 2017
Palouse Pediatrics Physician Assistant, Jacob Blazzard has recently completed Board Certification as an Asthma Educator. Blazzard, who has worked with Palouse Pediatrics since the fall of 2014 will work to offer children with asthma the awareness and skills necessary to maximize quality of life on the Palouse.
Asthma is a chronic disease that can be managed with the help of an expert. A certified asthma educator is an expert in teaching, educating and counseling individuals with asthma and their families. It is recommended that sympomatic children be seen four times a year by an asthma educator. Jake’s appointments are 45 minutes to allow ample time to discuss these issues.
Jake focuses on:
· Diagnosis and management of asthma
· Development of an asthma action plan
· Basic lung function tests (Peak Flows)
· Services and programming for asthma
Pediatric Asthma services will be offered in both clinic locations. For an appointment in Pullman, call 509.332.2605 or in Moscow, call 208-882-2247 or visit www.palousepediatrics.org for more information.