Mercy Asthma Education Center - Smith Glynn Callaway

3231 S. National Avenue, Suite 200
Springfield, MO 65807

Phone: (417) 890-4100
Fax: (417) 888-5617
Monday: 1 - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Services are provided by Mercy Hospital Springfield Learn more »

Asthma Education Center

Asthma is a lung disease that can be life-threatening. It causes breathing problems which are called attacks, or episodes, of asthma.

People with asthma may have the following symptoms:

  • Coughing during or after exercise
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing sounds when breathing
  • Tightness in the chest

The more you know about asthma, the better you can control it. You can learn to identify and avoid the things that trigger an attack. People with asthma can also learn about medications and other ways to control asthma.

Asthma Education

At the Mercy Educational Resource Center, we can help. We offer:

  • Coordination of care with your primary care physician to help you better manage your asthma

  • Individual, one-on-one sessions to help you learn about asthma and answer your questions

  • Follow-up sessions to review your peak flow record, discuss your asthma action plan and answer any additional questions

  • Evaluation of your peak flow meter and multi-dose inhaler techniques with and without a spacer
  • Home and work environment assessments to help identify asthma triggers

  • A comprehensive review of your medication and specific lifestyle recommendations

  • Spirometry to assess basic lung function

For more information, talk to your primary care physician or call Mercy Educational Resource Center at 417-890-4100.