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Treatment and Services at the Asthma Center

Illustration of lungs

Who can benefit from our services?

Children or Adults appropriate for evaluation and care at the Mass General Brigham Asthma Center:

  • With difficult-to-control asthma
  • With diagnostic dilemmas
  • Seeking a second opinion regarding asthma management
  • Desiring a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to their care

Which specialist is best qualified to care for my asthma, an allergist, or a pulmonologist (specialist in diseases of the chest)?

Both. At Mass General Brigham Asthma Center allergists and pulmonologists from some of the nation's finest hospitals practice together to provide integrated care for persons with asthma and related diseases. We offer expert care from leading authorities in the field of asthma treatment, care and research.  

Our services

Routine evaluations

  • Spirometry
  • Allergy skin testing
  • Standard blood and radiographic studies

Special diagnostic testing  

  • Pulmonary Function Testing, including airway oscillometry
  • Measurement of Exhaled Nitric Oxide
  • Bronchoprovocation testing
    • Methacholine
    • Exercise
    • Aspirin
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Asthma education  

  • Medication review
  • Proper use of metered-dose inhalers
  • Reduction of allergen exposures
  • Home lung function monitoring
  • Individualized "action plans"
  • Mass General Brigham Asthma Center educational brochures available in English and Spanish, books and videos