Asthmaniac: Bringing patients the facts of asthma control. https://asthmaniac.com/ Asthma care is fragmented and inconsistent in the U.S., landing patients in the ER far too often. Asthmaniac delivers asthma education designed to engage patients in asthma self-management and patient-directed care that meets their needs. Take a deep breath and dig in! Wed, 07 Dec 2022 12:15:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blubrry PowerPress/9.7.3 Asthma care is fragmented and inconsistent in the U.S., landing patients in the ER far too often. Asthmaniac delivers asthma education designed to engage patients in asthma self-management and patient-directed care that meets their needs. Take a deep breath and dig in at https://asthmaniac.com! Timothy Ryschon, MD clean episodic Timothy Ryschon, MD doctortim@asthmaniac.com doctortim@asthmaniac.com (Timothy Ryschon, MD) Copyright 2020 Dox4All Inc Asthmaniac: Bringing patients the facts of asthma control. Asthmaniac: Bringing patients the facts of asthma control. https://asthmaniac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Asthmaniac_Letstalkasthma.jpg https://asthmaniac.com/asthmaniac-facts/ TV-G Pensacola, Florida Pensacola, Florida Weekly Navigating Asthmaniac.com! Navigating Asthmaniac.com! https://asthmaniac.com/navigating-asthmaniac-com/ Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:41:15 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=53232 Navigating Asthmaniac.com! Asthmaniac Is State-of-the-Art! ✓   You Need State-of-the-Art Asthma Care✘   Traditional Clinics provide inconsistent care.✘   And, they are expensive and inconvenient!????  Asthmaniac was made for you!????  Affordable doctor visits✓  State-of-the-Art Asthma Care✓  All online! Getting Best Asthma Control If you are going to be successful in controlling your asthma and enjoying a restriction-free life, you are going to need state-of-the-art asthma care.   What does that mean? First, you need an Accurate diagnosis Then, you’ll need Recurrent assessment of your asthma severity You will need Appropriate medications ordered and and you’ll need to use them You will need An up-to-date Asthma Action Plan at your fingertips and finally, you must have access to Affordable  Online Doctor Visits. The Asthmaniac.com Answer Asthmaniac.com is designed to deliver these components of state-of-the-art asthma care along with loads of education about asthma. This will include: how respond to your symptoms, how the medicines you use work to control your symptoms, and the latest scientific and medication information about asthma.   Combined with regular email reminders, newsletters, and Action Plan nuggets, Asthmaniac.com can help get you to the best-possible asthma control of your life! Get Started Today! The first step is knowing how to use Asthmaniac.com to book an appointment.   I have created a video that walks you through the screens from start to finish.  Play through it, pause it, and share it with your friends.  If you have questions, send them to me. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon and getting you started on your best-ever asthma control! #asthmacontrolnow#telemedicineasthmacare#backpocketasthmadoc#asthmaactionplan#asthmacontroltest#asthmacontroller#rescueinhaler#asthmacovid19#childrenandasthma#eprescription#easthma#peakexpiratoryflow#peakflowmeter#asthmaniac   BOOK NOW! All Posts Navigating Asthmaniac.com!High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect!No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You!Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? New Medicine!Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It!NEVER run Out of Asthma Inhaler Medicine!Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine!Asthma Management Guidelines 2020 Focused Update: What’s In It For You?Asthma Rescue Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control!Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication?What is an MDI Spacer and Why Do You Need One?Children and Asthma: Different from Adult Asthma?Asthma and COVID19: Breathing Easy during a PandemicPeak Expiratory Flow Rate: How We Measure and Why?Asthma Action Plan: Personalized Just For You!Asthma Control Test Score: How We Use ItAsthmaniac BlogAsthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It!Phone Doctor Visits: They Work For Asthma Control!Steroids in Asthma: Why We Need Them?Do You Need an Affordable Doctor? Navigating Asthmaniac.com! Apr 13, 2021 | Action Plan, Control Your Asthma!, PEF, symptomsAsthmaniac Is State-of-the-Art! ✓   You Need State-of-the-Art Asthma Care✘   Traditional Clinics provide inconsistent care.✘   And, they are expensive and inconvenient!????  Asthmaniac was made for you!????  Affordable doctor visits✓  State-of-the-Art... How Can Asthmaniac Address Your Asthma Concerns? Jan 18, 2021 | Control Your Asthma!Asthma challenges for Patients Asthma as a disease is not evenly spread across the U.S. There are definitely hotspots as shown in this study:  https://www.aafa.org/asthma-capitals/ Geography doesn’t change the basic problem in the lungs. How do we find out the biggest...

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Get Your Best Asthma Control Ever! ✓ You Need State-of-the-Art Asthma Care<br /> ✘ Traditional Clinics provide inconsistent care.<br /> ✘ And, they are expensive and inconvenient!<br /> ????Asthmaniac was made for you!<br /> ????Affordable doctor visits<br /> ✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care<br /> ✓ All online!<br /> Timothy Ryschon, MD 2 1 Navigating Asthmaniac.com clean 2:44
High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect! High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect! https://asthmaniac.com/high-deductible-health-plan-online-asthma-is-perfect/ Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:54:14 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=52410

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Affordable Reliable and Convenient! ✓ You have a Health Insurance Policy<br /> ✘ But, it has a high deductible<br /> ????Asthmaniac was made for you!<br /> ????Affordable $50 doctor visits<br /> ✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care<br /> ✓ All online!<br /> Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 12 High-Deductible Health Plan? Online Asthma Is Perfect! clean 3:38
No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You! No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You! https://asthmaniac.com/no-insurance-no-problem/ Sat, 02 Jan 2021 18:37:43 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=52402

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Insurance Doesn't Matter to Asthmaniac! ✓ No Insurance<br /> ⇨ Active asthma<br /> ???? Asthmaniac was made for you!<br /> ???? Affordable $50 doctor visits<br /> ✓ State-of-the-Art Asthma Care<br /> ???? All online! Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 11 No Insurance? Asthmaniac Will Help You! clean 2:29
Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? Learn About New e-Asthma Medicine! Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? New Medicine! https://asthmaniac.com/is-your-asthma-e-asthma/ Fri, 01 Jan 2021 18:21:56 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=52368

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Breathe Easy for Life! * e-Asthma is category of severe asthma<br /> * Patients with e-Asthma have difficulty getting asthma control with usual treatment<br /> * e-Asthma responds well to a new type of injected medicine<br /> * In such patients, this new medicine can decrease their asthma attacks and allow them to use less oral steroid.<br /> Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 10 Is Your Asthma e-Asthma? Learn About New e-Asthma Medicine! clean 3:41
Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It! Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It! https://asthmaniac.com/follow-up-asthma-care/ Thu, 31 Dec 2020 14:24:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50399

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This is how we fine-tune your asthma action plan! * Follow-up Care is Essential to good asthma control.<br /> * Follow-up allows determination of asthma severity.<br /> * Other disorders that affect your breathing are detected early.<br /> * Rescue medication refills are provided<br /> * Your Asthma Action Plan is updated. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 13 Asthma Follow Up Care: Why You Need It! clean 2:55
Never Run Out of Asthma Inhaler Medicine! NEVER run Out of Asthma Inhaler Medicine! https://asthmaniac.com/never-run-out-of-asthma-inhaler-medicine/ Wed, 30 Dec 2020 22:14:53 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=52321

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Breathe Easy for Life! * Finding your inhaler empty when the tightness starts IS NOT A GOOD FEELING!<br /> ..You need your rescue inhaler<br /> ..When you need it!<br /> ..Without it, it is probably a trip to the ER and<br /> ..a few days of having messed up breathing.<br /> * Asthmaniac offers $25 doctor visits for inhaler refills and<br /> *sends all orders for prescription medication to the pharmacy of your choice. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 9 Never Run Out of Asthma Inhaler Medicine clean 3:23
Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine! Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine! https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-eprescriptions/ Wed, 30 Dec 2020 16:01:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50369

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Eprescriptions Make Asthmaniac Work For You! * Electronic prescriptions mean:<br /> <br /> ..More accuracy in the order, <br /> <br /> ..More convenience for you,<br /> <br /> ..No paper to lose, and<br /> <br /> ..It’s FAST!<br /> <br /> * Asthmaniac sends all orders for prescription medication to the pharmacy of your choice. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 3 Asthmaniac Uses ePrescriptions for Your Medicine! clean 2:22
2020 Focused Asthma Guidelines: What they mean for You! Asthma Management Guidelines 2020 Focused Update: What’s In It For You? https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-management-guidelines-2020-focused-update-whats-in-it-for-you/ Mon, 14 Dec 2020 17:09:15 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=52170

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How these guidelines may change your asthma action plan! * The National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute coordinated this update<br /> * Recommendations were published on December 1, 2020.<br /> * It Focuses on six areas:<br /> ....Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Testing<br /> ....Indoor Allergen Mitigation<br /> ....Intermittent Inhaled Corticosteroids<br /> ....Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Allergic Asthma<br /> ....Bronchial Thermoplasty<br /> * Only four of these six areas have immediate implications for asthma disease management in primary care.<br /> * I'll review the recommendations briefly here.<br /> Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 6 2020 Focused Asthma Guidelines: What they mean for You! clean 4:09
Asthma Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control! Asthma Rescue Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control! https://asthmaniac.com/rescue-inhalers/ Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:04:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50183
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Where is Yours and is it Current? * Rescue inhalers are essential!<br /> * The albuterol in rescue inhalers opens breathing tubes quickly<br /> * If it doesn’t quickly improve your breathing, go to the ER<br /> * A spacer should be used with all liquid medicine inhalers<br /> * Generic albuterol is now available for about $22 per inhaler  Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 2 Asthma Rescue Inhalers Are Crucial in Asthma Control! clean 4:13
Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication? Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication? https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-controller-medication/ Mon, 30 Nov 2020 14:25:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=447

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Controller Medication Keeps Your Lungs Settled! * Asthma controllers are medications that “control” the underlying inflammation in your breathing tubes.<br /> * Inhaled corticosteroids are the most common type of medicine used for this purpose.<br /> * In order for corticosteroids to work, they have to be inhaled deep into the breathing tubes twice daily.<br /> * A new class of drugs has been developed to control inflammation: they are called biologics and are injected weekly or monthly into the skin of your abdomen. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 4 Do You Need an Asthma Controller Medication? clean 2:26 3
What is an MDI Spacer and Why Do You Need One? What is an MDI Spacer and Why Do You Need One? https://asthmaniac.com/whats-a-mdi-spacer/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:23:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=348 * A spacer is needed to hold your asthma medicine in a cloud until you can pull it into your lungs with a deep breath. * If you don’t use a spacer with your asthma medicine, it ends up on tongue and on the walls of your throat where it can’t help your asthma and usually causes a yeast infection. * Spacers should be used with all of your asthma medicine that comes in a metered dose inhaler (MDI). * Medicine administered by a dry powder inhaler does not require a spacer since the design of the inhaler stirs and suspends the dry powder particles so they can be inhaled deeply. * A spacer is needed to hold your asthma medicine in a cloud until you can pull it into your lungs with a deep breath. * If you don’t use a spacer with your asthma medicine, it ends up on tongue and on the walls of your throat where it can’t help your...




























































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Children and Asthma: Different from Adult Asthma? https://asthmaniac.com/children-and-asthma/ Tue, 17 Nov 2020 13:55:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50395 Asthma Control Strategies for Kids! * Asthma is present in about 10% of children.<br /> * Asthma in children is diagnosed when your child has recurring episodes of wheezing that are relieved by rescue medicine such as albuterol<br /> * Asthma in children is treated with the same medicines and treatment plans as in adults with adjustments for their size and metabolism.<br /> Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 18 Children and Asthma: Different from Adult Asthma? clean 2:52 Asthma and COVID19: Breathing Easy during a Pandemic https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-and-covid19/ Mon, 09 Nov 2020 15:28:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50197 Does Asthma Make You More Vulnerable to COVID19? * Asthma is a chronic disease that places you at higher risk of serious illness with COVID19 infection.<br /> * Keeping your asthma well controlled will give you the best protection against serious COVID19 illness.<br /> * Controlling your COVID19 exposure should be a high priority until we have a vaccine. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 20 Asthma and COVID19: Breathing Easy during a Pandemic clean 3:47 Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: How We Measure and Why? https://asthmaniac.com/peak-expiratory-flow/ Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:39:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50168 Track Your Lung Function! * Peak Expiratory Flow is measured by you, several times a week using a small pocket-sized flowmeter<br /> * You record the number measured by this device.<br /> * This number shows how well you are able to exhale and tells me if we have your lung inflammation under control<br /> * When this number starts edging down over a few days, we know it's time to take action before you start to feel symptoms of chest tightness, shortness of breath or actual wheezing.<br /> * I use Peak Expiratory Flow measurements and ACT scores in your Asthma Action Plan to help guide you in responding to changes in your lungs. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 15 Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: How We Measure and Why? clean 2:15 Asthma Action Plan: Personalized Just For You! https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-action-plan/ Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:30:00 +0000 http://192.168.64.2/?p=49825 Keeping Your Asthma Under Control! * Your Asthma Action Plan is your quick-reference guide for how to react to changes in your breathing.<br /> * Your plan uses your Peak Expiratory Flow readings and your ACT scores to determine if your asthma is in control.<br /> * Your Asthma Action Plan clearly instructs you what to do when your symptoms flare up or your Peak Expiratory Flow is dropping.<br /> * This allows you to take action with additional medication that I have ordered for you to stop your wheezing from becoming a full-blown asthma attack.<br /> * Just to make sure you know your plan and where it is, I send it to your by text or email so you can keep it right on your phone! Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 17 Asthma Action Plan: Personalized Just For You! clean 2:40 Asthma Control Test Score: How We Use It https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-control-test-score/ Sun, 08 Nov 2020 23:05:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=475 Your Score Is Important! * The Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a survey that you fill out about your breathing symptoms.<br /> * Your score on this survey will classify your asthma into 3 levels: Well Controlled, Not Well Controlled, and Poorly Controlled<br /> * These classifications are used to determine what medications should be on your Asthma Action Plan.<br /> * The ACT should be completed weekly to make sure we have the earliest sign that your asthma is flaring up. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 14 Asthma Control Test Score: How We Use It clean 2:23 Asthmaniac Blog Asthmaniac Blog https://asthmaniac.com/asthmaniac-blog/ Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:21:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=51395 * Asthmaniac.com is my online asthma clinic  * Asthmaniac is designed to be affordable, convenient, and reliable. * Asthmaniac follows national quality standards developed at NIH * Asthmaniac uses your phone to make your care convenient and engaging Asthmaniac is an Affordable and Accessible Online Solution for Your Asthma Care. What is Asthmaniac and why do you need it?  I'm Dr. Tim Ryschon and I have an asthma solution for you.<br /> <br /> * asthmaniac.com is my online asthma clinic <br /> <br /> * Asthmaniac is designed to be affordable, convenient, and reliable.<br /> <br /> * Asthmaniac follows national quality standards developed at NIH<br /> <br /> * Asthmaniac uses your phone to make your care convenient and engaging Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 1 Asthmaniac Facts (Asthma Education for You!) clean 8:44 Asthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It! Asthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It! https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-triggers/ Thu, 05 Nov 2020 03:00:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=51662 Triggers for wheezing (bronchoconstriction) include: * Pollen * Dust Mites * Cockroaches * Mold * Pet dander * Tobacco Smoke To prevent wheezing, you need to avoid these triggers. If avoiding them isn’t possible, I can prescribe medicine suppresses the effect of triggers. Stop the Wheezing from Getting Started! Triggers for wheezing (bronchoconstriction) include:<br /> * Pollen<br /> * Dust Mites<br /> * Cockroaches<br /> * Mold<br /> * Pet dander<br /> * Tobacco Smoke<br /> To prevent wheezing, you need to avoid these triggers.<br /> If avoiding them isn’t possible, I can prescribe medicine suppresses the effect of triggers. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 7 Asthma Attack Triggers: Keep a Lid On It! clean 4:12 Phone Doctor Visits: They Work For Asthma Control! https://asthmaniac.com/asthma-phone-appointments/ Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:25:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50361 The Most Convenient Appointment Ever! * Quality Asthma care depends on self-management by patients.<br /> * A large part of my role as your physician is teaching you these self-management skills.<br /> * Crucial to these skills are techniques you will use to assess:<br /> * Your Symptoms (Asthma Control Test)<br /> * Your Lung Function (Peak Expiratory Flow)<br /> * We will discuss your self-assessments by phone rather than in-person.<br /> * These phone visits and your frequent use of the Asthmaniac website are designed to keep your asthma controlled while avoiding illness exposure and the inconveience of travel and waiting rooms Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 16 Phone Doctor Visits: They Work For Asthma Control! clean 3:14 Steroids in Asthma: Why We Need Them? https://asthmaniac.com/steroids-in-asthma/ Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:01:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=51677  720-900-0943  info@asthmaniac.com  Telemedicine for You! Asthmaniac Home Your Online Asthma Doctor Established Patient Process New Patient Process Blog Privacy ACT! Asthma Lung Inflammation settles with Steroids. Why do we use steroids in asthma?<br /> * Inflammation of the airways is the underlying problem in asthma<br /> * Steroids like Prednisone and Decadron are taken by mouth<br /> * Steroids like betamethasone and fluticasone are inhaled like albuterol.<br /> * Steroids are used to control inflammation in asthma<br /> * Lung inflammation in moderate asthma can be controlled but not cured. Timothy Ryschon, MD 1 19 Steroids in Asthma: Why We Need Them? clean 4:04 Asthmaniac Brings: Affordable Doctors! Do You Need an Affordable Doctor? https://asthmaniac.com/affordable-asthma-care/ Mon, 02 Nov 2020 13:34:00 +0000 https://asthmaniac.com/?p=50388 As with other chronic diseases, affordability is important for Asthma Control * The cost of asthma control can be a barrier: * Many costs of asthma care can exceed what those without insurance can afford.  These include: * The cost of asthma medication. * The cost of doctor visits * The cost pulmonary function testing. I endeavor to keep my consults to you AFFORDABLE. I am constantly looking for the best way to get you medication that fits your budget.  If care isn’t affordable, It’s not accessible! Affordability is Important for Asthma Control<br /> * The cost of asthma control can be a barrier:<br /> * Many costs of asthma care can exceed what those without insurance can afford. These include:<br /> * The cost of asthma medication.<br /> * The cost of doctor visits<br /> * The cost pulmonary function testing. 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