Individuals who experience shortness of breath, chronic cough, chest tightness or wheezing might wonder if they have asthma. Those diagnosed with asthma may have tried prescribed treatments but continue to experience poorly controlled symptoms. We are board-certified allergists and immunologists who will collaborate with you to develop the right plan to identify the cause of your breathing difficulties, and the best way to treat your symptoms. We are committed to helping you breathe better and accomplishing this in a way that fits with your priorities and values, whether it be improved sleep and exercise or being able to play with your children or grandchildren.
We have three allergy and immunology clinics in the St. Louis Metro area. You can also visit our Asthma Specialty Clinic at our South County location, which offers the most up-to-date, cutting-edge treatments.
What can you expect during your visit?
Together, we will review your history and determine if your breathing difficulties fit the pattern of asthma. Your first visit might include bloodwork and allergy skin testing to identify possible triggers, lung function testing or breathing tests and a chest X-Ray or CT scan.
After performing diagnostic tests to understand why you are having difficulty breathing, we work together to find the right treatment targeting these causes. In addition to controller and rescue inhalers, as allergists and immunologists, we might offer allergy immunotherapy or biologic injections that target the parts of the immune system that cause allergic inflammation.
We will help you understand what it means to have asthma, but also take time to understand how asthma affects your life and ensure that the treatments we recommend are just right for you. We will also help you address other related conditions such as reflux, sleep apnea and sinus disease that may contribute to breathing difficulties. We work with our partner specialists at Washington University to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to your care.
Tiffany Dy, MD, currently sees asthma patients on Tuesday mornings every week at the Asthma & Allergy Center located at the Center for Advanced Medicine – South County. She also sees all allergy-related patients, including asthma patients, at all three locations.