Severe Asthma Center

Our pediatric severe asthma patients at UF Health are treated by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a pulmonologist, Dr Sreekala Prabhakran, an asthma educator, Alicia Hardy, RN, a clinical pharmacist, Leslie Hendeles, Pharm D, respiratory therapist, social worker, nutrition specialist and allergist.

We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and we base our treatments on the newest therapeutic developments. We are the first program in North Central Florida designed specifically to address the unique clinical, environmental and system needs of children with Severe asthma.

We price ourselves on our strong coordination and collaboration with the UF Health Shands Pediatric Emergency Department and other community emergency departments, along with our great relationship between inpatient  services, community services and school nurses.

We have a relationship with the National Center for Medical Legal Partnership, which helps our clinicals, case managers and social workers address structural program sat the root of many health inequities.

Our program has the capability of offering home visits to eliminate children and their families from having to come to the office for multiple appointments.

Resources

Asthma Home Environment Checklist

This checklist guides home care visitors in identifying environmental asthma triggers most commonly found in homes. It includes sections on the building, home interior and room interior and provides low-cost action steps for remediation.