Asthma Treatment in Newport Beach
Breathe Easier with Help from West Coast Lung
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes inflammation in your lungs. The inflammation narrows your airways and makes it hard for you to breathe. When your lungs become inflamed, your airways become irritated and swollen, resulting in a decrease in airflow. Cells in your airways can also produce large amounts of mucus, making it even more difficult to breathe. Although there is no cure, asthma can be managed with proper testing and treatment. At West Coast Lung, our expert, Dr. Rutland offers highly effective asthma treatment in Newport Beach, so you get back to enjoying daily life.
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
During your first appointment, we will perform a full pulmonary workup – spirometry, lung ultrasound, EKG, pulse oximetry, and a full patient intake to learn about your medical history, activity, and goals. Depending on your symptoms, a walk test and echo may also be used. Oftentimes, labs will be drawn, and, in some cases, a bronchoscopy, biopsy, chest x-ray, and/or CT scan will be needed to garner further information.
Continuation of Care
Treatment for asthma is individualized and the continuation of care is dependent upon personal protoplasm, severity, reaction to medicine, and your own specific needs. Asthma is not a one-stop-shop and all our patients are monitored frequently.
Who We Work With
Dr. Rutland has worked with athletes, local restaurant owners, and musicians – many of whom sought treatment to improve their ability to nurture their talent. However, our primary patient base includes patients of all ages, all activity levels, and a variation of severity.
Contact our office immediately if you are experiencing a frequent cough, wheezing, or have any other symptoms of asthma. Treating asthma early can prevent long-term lung damage and stop the progression of the disease.
Contact Us for Comprehensive Asthma Treatment in Newport Beach
If you are experiencing symptoms or need help managing your lung condition, schedule your New Patient Consultation at West Coast Lung today by calling 949-274-8030 to reach our Newport Beach office. You may also click here to use our convenient online request form.
During your appointment, we will perform a full clinical evaluation, discuss necessary testing, review your medical history and past imaging and labs. We will then provide a personalized treatment plan or recommend further evaluation via labs, imaging, and/or procedure.
We will take the time to explore your unique needs and answer your questions prior to recommending the next steps. We always provide a straightforward plan with a consultative approach to help you feel comfortable and ready to proceed with treatment.
As one of the premier pulmonology practices in Newport Beach, our pulmonologist and team at West Coast Lung also provide 5-star pulmonology care to patients from Portola Hills, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest & Mission Viejo, CA & the surrounding areas.