At NYU Langone’s Asthma Program, we provide comprehensive care to adults with asthma and specialize in treating those whose disease is severe or difficult to control. We offer complete care to people with asthma that is caused by or related to other conditions, such as allergies, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or sinus disease.
Our team works closely with other NYU Langone experts, including allergists, otolaryngologists, and gastroenterologists, to offer the most advanced, customized treatments available.
Care in our program begins with a comprehensive medical history. During your first appointment, our experts spend time discussing your lifestyle, home and work environments, diet, allergies, and whether you have exposure to inhalants that irritate the lungs. We also conduct a physical exam and use pulmonary function testing to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs and lifestyle.
If your asthma is severe, our experts determine whether precision biologic therapy is appropriate for you. This type of treatment blocks inflammatory reactions in the body that lead to asthma symptoms and can be very effective for people with severe allergic or eosinophilic asthma.
Our dedicated asthma educator, Tsering Tenzing, FNP-BC, counsels people about a range of asthma-related issues, from using an inhaler and exercising safely and comfortably to ways to avoid triggers. She helps you optimize asthma control so that you breathe easily and enjoy a full and active life.