UNC participates in 2011 Wake County Asthma Fair

UNC Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergy members provided asthma education to Wake County residents and shared information about the asthma services offered in the NC Children’s Specialty Clinic in Raleigh.

On Saturday, April 30, members of UNC Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Allergy attended the 2011 Wake County Asthma Fair. The purpose of this event was to provide asthma education to the Wake County population and to promote the asthma services offered in the NC Children’s Specialty Clinic in Raleigh. Our respiratory therapists (Jim Ronk and Michael Wirt) provided free spirometry to patients and family members. Parents had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Ceila Loughlin (pediatric pulmonologist) and Dr. Michelle Hernandez (pediatric allergist) about their child’s medical condition and spirometry results. In addition, our pediatric asthma educator (Lisa Stoltenberg) handed out asthma education materials and discussed asthma management with parents.

The NC Children’s Specialty Clinic is an extension of the outpatient pediatric services offered at the NC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. Our Raleigh clinic provides access to the expert skills and knowledge of our pediatric specialists by extending their highly specialized care closer to home for many families in Wake county and surrounding areas. The NC Children’s Specialty Clinic is proud to announce the addition of a dedicated Asthma Clinic that will be held in Raleigh on Thursdays starting in July 2011. This clinic will offer the collaboration of both pulmonary and allergy specialties.

In addition to the pulmonary and allergy services offered at the NC Children’s Specialty Clinic, the following specialties also see patients in the Raleigh clinic: Diagnostic Referral Service, Development and Behavior, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Hematology/Sickle Cell, Pediatric Nutrition services, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Feeding team, Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology.  The NC Children’s Specialty Clinic is located in the Rex Medical Plaza, on the Rex Hospital campus.