Our mission is to help people of all ages live, work and play without interference from their asthma. The center offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care and services that extend beyond a routine doctor's office visit. Our goal is to ensure that patients, families and communities have the skills and tools they need to manage their asthma.
The Rush Comprehensive Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center provides specialized asthma care for both children and adults. The center consists of multidisciplinary health care providers committed to state-of-the-art interventions in treatment, research and education.
Since health conditions such as allergies, sinus problems, acid reflux and the stress of living with asthma can contribute to asthma symptoms, patients will be connected with the specialty services they need. Our specialist team works closely to develop comprehensive, individualized plans of asthma care. In addition to treatments and medical interventions, the team provides educational experiences for patients, their families and the community.
In the clinic, patients will participate in intensive one-on-one and group educational sessions so they may learn problem-solving skills and better manage their asthma. Patients will also have the opportunity to participate in research projects to further current asthma knowledge. Beyond the clinic, the Comprehensive Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center team works to educate the community on how to help those with asthma by visits to schools and workplaces.
- Exhaled nitric oxide test
- Pulmonary function test
- Endoscopic tests
- Skin tests: percutaneous skin tests and intracutaneous tests
- Impulse oscillometry of the upper and lower airway
- Oral and inhalation challenges: methacholine and antigen-specific
- Exercise with pulmonary function testing, bronchoprovocation
Patients will receive comprehensive education in a one-on-one setting and in group classes or group visits.