Asthma and Pulmonary Program
The Asthma and Pulmonary Program at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma provides comprehensive evaluation, testing and treatment for South Sound children with asthma and other pulmonary disorders.
We have a multidisciplinary team of specialists that includes pediatric pulmonologists, pediatric allergists, respiratory nurse specialists, respiratory therapists, dieticians, social workers and psychologists.
Our goal is to provide kids with asthma and pulmonary disorders — and their families — with the help and information they need to live healthy, active lives.
The Asthma and Pulmonary Program at Mary Bridge Children's Health Center serves children in the hospital, as well as provides outpatient consultations. We give each patient an individualized treatment plan, supplemented with ongoing and extensive education. We also offer case management for children requiring additional care at home.
We serve children with:
- Asthma and other wheezing associated problems
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
- Chest pain
- Chronic respiratory failure
- Chronic chough
- Cystic fibrosis
- Exercise intolerance
- Pediatric sleep disturbances
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Upper airway problems
- Vocal cord dysfunction
Our asthma and pulmonary disorder services include:
- Asthma education program
- Allergy testing
- Bronchiolitis education
- Chronic respiratory clinic
- Cystic fibrosis clinic - in affiliation with University of Washington
- Home mechanical ventilation
- Pulmonary function testing
- Respiratory clinic
- RSV prophylaxis
- Sleep Disorders Clinic
Care Close to Home
Our team makes regular visits to our specialty clinics in Olympia, Puyallup and Silverdale, so that children can get outpatient care no matter where they live. Our specialists work in partnership with your child’s primary care doctor. That means specialized pediatric care is available when and where it’s needed most. We believe working hand-in-hand with a child’s local physician ensures the best results for everyone.
For More Information
Call the Mary Bridge Pulmonary Program at 253-792-6630.
Learn the signs and symptoms of asthma from Dr. David Ricker below.