According to the American Lung Association, approximately 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. About five to 10 percent of these people experience severe asthma, a form of the condition that is difficult-to-control or resistant to traditional treatments, including inhalers that contain corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators.
The Severe Asthma Program, part of the Partners Asthma Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options that enable patients with severe asthma to achieve improved respiratory health. Located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Severe Asthma Program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients whose asthma has been difficult to manage with conventional therapies.
This innovative program brings together a team of allergists and pulmonologists who work in collaboration with specialists in otolaryngology (including Voice Program physicians and speech therapists), gastroenterology (with experts in gastroesophageal reflux disease), and psychiatry (with expertise in the psychological aspects of complex medical problems). Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of severe asthma.
The Severe Asthma Program is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at 15 Francis Street in Boston. The Program also has locations at Brigham and Women’s Health Center, 850 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, 1153 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.