Almost 2 million Australians suffer asthma, with asthma affecting 1 in 4 primary school children, 1 in 7 teenagers and 1 in 10 adults.
Asthma, and other atopic allergic disorders, such as rhinitis, are increasing worldwide and Australia has the third highest prevalence of current wheeze in 13-14 year olds.
Our experienced GPs recognise the importance of diagnosing and managing asthma. Our GPs use peak flow meters and refer patients for spirometry. They perform regular reviews and provide asthma management plans and preventive and reliever medications as appropriate. They also refer those with severe disease to Respiratory or Allergy Specialists.