Asthma Education

The physicians at PHCA recognize the difficulties many of our patients have in managing their asthma symptoms. In order to improve the quality of life for these patients and their families, we have offered an asthma education program since 2005. Taught by a certified asthma educator, these visits are offered in our Peabody office several days each week.

What is an asthma education visit?

During a visit with our certified asthma educator, you and your child will be asked to answer a detailed set of questions; these will assess the severity of your child’s asthma. Your child’s symptoms, triggers, and limitations will all be discussed. Based on this information, a customized asthma action plan will be developed for use at home and at school. You and your child will be given detailed information about the appropriate use of asthma medications and delivery devices as part of that plan. Your child will receive age-appropriate teaching about asthma, and taught self-management skills to empower them. Our educator will also work closely with your child’s primary care physician to monitor your child’s progress during follow-up visits.

If you would like to learn more about our asthma education program, or to schedule an appointment with our certified asthma educator, please call the asthma program directly at 978-818-6772.

Sondra Callahan, RN, BSN, AE-C

Sondra Callahan, RN, BSN, AE-C

Certified Asthma Educator
Joined Practice in 1997
Asthma Education Program established in 2005

Education:
BS, Nursing
Simmons College

Certifications:
National Asthma Educator Certification Board