Specialty Physician Consultation – 1-hour examination and assessment with related review and treatment recommendations.
Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. When an asthma attack occurs, the muscles surrounding the airways become tight and the lining of the air passages swell. This reduces the amount of air that can pass by, and can lead to wheezing sounds.
The total cost of asthma consultation includes a one-hour consultation with a specialist. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.