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Asthma Program

The goal of the Asthma Program is to enhance the respiratory health of the Niagara North FHT patient population by increasing proper diagnosis, education and self-management skills for patients diagnosed with or having symptoms of Asthma.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The nature of Asthma is that it is a chronic disease, which means it cannot be cured, but with proper control you can live an active healthy life.

Our program consists of Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurse Educators who will meet with you and perform a full respiratory assessment.

A breathing test may be recommended which tells your doctor how well your lungs are functioning.  You will receive one-on-one counseling and education about your asthma and you will learn how to control your symptoms, avoid triggers that make your breathing worse, tools for monitoring your breathing and how to use your puffers correctly.

For each patient, we will collaboratively create a detailed asthma action plan for you to refer to at home and use in case of changes in your breathing.

How to get involved:

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact:

Niagara-on-the-Lake – 905.468.2177 x130 or fill out our online program registration form.

St. Catharines – 905.988.9617 x226 or fill out our online program registration form.

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our Asthma visits will be offered over the phone with some in-person visits, at the discretion of the healthcare provider.

COPD Program

The goal of the COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Program is to enhance the respiratory health of the NOTL FHT patient population by increasing proper diagnosis, education and self-management skills for patients with, or at risk for developing COPD.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The nature of COPD is that it is a chronic disease, which means it cannot be cured, but with proper control you can live an active healthy life.

Our program consists of Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurse Educators who will meet with you and perform a full respiratory assessment.

A breathing test may be recommended which tells your doctor how well your lungs are functioning.  You will receive one on one counseling and education about your COPD and you will learn: how to control your symptoms, avoid triggers that make your breathing worse, tools for monitoring your breathing and how to use your puffers correctly.

Frequently, the diagnosis of COPD is often a result of smoking, however there are individuals who have COPD and have never smoked. If you do smoke, we have the means and resources to help you quit.

How to get involved:

For more information or to register for the program, please contact:

Niagara-on-the-Lake – 905.468.2177 x130 or fill out our online program registration form.

St. Catharines – 905.988.9617 x226 or fill out our online program registration form.

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our COPD visits will be offered over the phone with some in-person visits, at the discretion of the healthcare provider.