Asthma can affect anyone. One in ten people in Australia has asthma. It affects people of all ages. Some people will be affected by it when they are younger and some when they’re older.
Asthma cannot be cured, but for most people it can be well controlled and managed.
At Civic Park Medical Clinic we offer a Asthma Clinic.
The Asthma Clinic is performed by our qualified practice nurses in conjunction with the relevant treating doctor to help keep our asthmatic patients informed and manage their condition. These appointments generally run for 20 minutes.
Our practice nurse will help you by:
A large part of asthma assessment is based on a lung function test called a Spirometry. You will need to book an appointment with a practice nurse to have this done. These tests are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
If you are having a spirometry done, please observe the following:
Please allow at least 30 minutes for the test, and bring your inhaler.
If you’re unsure if you have asthma it’s best to speak to your GP, as they can help manage it before it gets worse.