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Pediatric Asthma Specialist in East Lansing, MI

Dr. V. Cuneyt Kalfa at the Allergy and Asthma Clinic of East Lansing Provides Quality and Compassionate Care for Children with Asthma. Call (517) 235-5947 to Schedule an Appointment

Pediatric Asthma Specialist in East Lansing, MI

For an asthmatic child, one of the most important professionals in his or her life is a pediatric asthma specialist. These professionals understand asthma and precisely how children are affected by it, and can provide a child with all the support he or she needs today and for as long as necessary. Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, you’ll find this kind of support from Dr. Kalfa, our resident pediatric asthma specialist in East Lansing, MI. Get in touch with him at our clinic today.

Can a pediatrician diagnose asthma?

A regular pediatrician can diagnose asthma, yes, but it can be very difficult. It can also be a challenge for a pediatrician to properly treat asthma. This is why it’s important to take your child to see a true specialist for diagnosis and treatment. The most qualified type of specialist is a pediatric asthma specialist like Dr. Kalfa here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

What doctor can diagnose asthma for kids?

Asthma specialists are fully capable of diagnosing asthma in kids. However, a pediatric asthma specialist understands children even better than regular asthma specialists do, and can provide a child with a kind of treatment and care specific to children. To help your asthmatic child, no one is more qualified than a pediatric asthma specialist, also known as a pediatric allergist.

Should I take my child to see an allergist or pulmonologist for asthma?

Both of these types of professionals are capable of helping a child with asthma. A pediatric allergist specializes in allergies and asthma, while a pulmonologist specializes in respiratory diseases like asthma. For most young patients, their asthma is caused and triggered by allergies, so for these patients, a pediatric allergist is the best choice. For young patients whose asthma is caused by a lung condition or another condition, a pulmonologist might be the best choice.

Here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic, Dr. Kalfa is a fully certified pediatric allergist and his assistant, Lindsey Schiellerd, has many years of experience in pulmonary medicine.

What is the best test for asthma in children?

Asthma is difficult to diagnose, but there are a number of tests we can provide here at our clinic. No one single test is best for every patient, but our professionals will be able to narrow it down to one test based on your child’s symptoms, medical history, and allergy history. Some of the tests we provide include lung function tests (spirometry), exhaled nitric oxide tests, and various allergy tests.

What are the types of asthma?

There are several different types of asthma, all with different levels of frequency and severity. The types, in order, are mild intermittent asthma, mild persistent asthma, moderate persistent asthma, and severe persistent asthma.

If your child has asthma or has been experiencing mild symptoms associated with asthma, then reach out to us here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic.

Where can I find a pediatric asthma specialist near me?

You’ll be able to find an excellent pediatric asthma specialist right here at Allergy & Asthma Clinic of East Lansing. Dr. V. Cuneyt Kalfa is our resident specialist and he is more than qualified to help your child. The doctor is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, and he previously served as a resident physician in general pediatrics at the Michigan State University/Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI.

To book a consultation with Dr. Kalfa, get in touch with our clinic at (517) 235-5947. The doctor would be happy to see you and your child for a simple meetup. When you come in for your meetup, you’ll find our clinic at 2045 Asher Court, Ste. 200 East Lansing, Michigan 48823.

We look forward to meeting you and your child here at Allergy & Asthma East Lansing!