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Asthma Center

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The team of experts at the KU Asthma Center collaborate with physician offices and community organizations to make a significant impact on improving asthma care.

The center's goal is to provide advanced, comprehensive, compassionate care to all patients living with asthma. Its staff strive to achieve this goal through excellence in patient care, teaching, and research. The center has a particular focus on the importance of asthma education for the patient.

Patients With Asthma

  • All individuals having symptoms associated with asthma or EIB are good candidates for treatment at the KU Asthma Center. A pulmonary physician will evaluate qualified individuals with a review of medical history, a physical exam, diagnostic tests (including FEV1), and an assessment of asthma symptoms to determine a diagnosis and to classify the level of asthma control.

  • Asthma classification will be identified as "controlled," "not well controlled," or "very poorly controlled," as defined by the NHLBI's NAEPP Expert Panel Report 3.

    The KU Asthma Center is located at the Medical Office Building adjacent to The University of Kansas Hospital, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. Parking is available at the Olathe Blvd. public parking garage.
    913-588-6045 (711 TTY)

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The KU Asthma Center is committed to providing world-class clinical services to the community and throughout the region. In addition, it remains dedicated to innovative research to expand the frontiers of knowledge related to asthma.

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The KU Asthma Center has specialized services available to meet the patient's individualized needs:

Team Education for Asthma Management (TEAM)
Our TEAM program will help asthma patients gain control of their asthma and improve quality of life! Learning self-management skills is one of the best treatments in order to take control of this chronic disease. The TEAM program consists of 3 visits with our specialists focusing on intensive one-on-one individualized education specific to the patient's asthma control needs.

Asthma Complications in Exercise and Sports (ACES)
Breathing problems during exercise are extremely common. The majority of people with asthma have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). In addition, people without asthma can experience EIB. The KU Asthma Center offers specialized care for recreational and competitive athletes, as well as those experiencing breathing problems during routine exercise.


KU Asthma Center focuses on patient-centered outcomes research that can be improved in "real-world" clinical practice. Our goal is to improve the lives of people with asthma through innovative treatment and interventions. Patients agreeing to take part in the latest research will receive the medical evaluations and tests free of charge.

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Last modified: Jan 18, 2019