Community Pediatric Asthma Service

About Us

What We Do

The Community Pediatric Asthma Service mission is to provide asthma education to pediatric asthma patients and their families in and around Calgary.  Our goal in the community and with this website is to help people understand and manage their asthma.  Well-controlled asthma allows people to lead full, active lives.

Referral Information

We Believe:

  • asthma should not stop you from doing anything you want to do
  • you and your family are important partners in managing your health and taking control of your asthma
  • we are successful when you or your child can say "I can control my asthma now!" (iCAN)

More than 3 million Canadians of all ages have asthma, but the good news is that asthma can be treated and well-controlled.  This means it doesn't have to interfere with you or your child's daily life.

Our Mission:

At the Community Pediatric Asthma Service, our mission is to provide asthma education to pediatric asthma patients and their families in and around Calgary.  Our community outreach, health care provider education, and website exist to help children with asthma manage their health and take control of their asthma, allowing them to lead full, active, and normal lives.

You may be referred to us for asthma education by:

  • your family physician or pediatrician
  • your community pharmacist
  • an Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre if you have an asthma emergency, or
  • the Asthma Clinic at the Alberta Children's Hospital

Our Commitment

Our team of physicians and educators have developed pediatric asthma information which is posted on this site with our community partners.  Our website is updated with relevant news items as they become available and all content, including documents and tools, are reviewed and updated annually to provide medically accurate, consistent information for our audiences.

Who We Are

Medical Co-Leaders

  • Dr. Mary Noseworthy, Medical Director, Asthma Clinic, Alberta Children's Hospital
  • Dr. Glenda MacLean, Department of Family Medicine/Primary Care Networks
  • Dr. Kate Culman, Medical Co-Leader, Community Pediatrics

Administration
Coordinator:   Shirley van de Wetering    Clinic Clerks: Brenda, Diane, Terri

Our Educators

Combined, our educators have decades of experience in all areas of respiratory health care. 

  • Ambris: A proud Mom to two teenagers. In my spare time, I like to quilt and spend time in the great outdoors, camping, hiking, or kayaking in summer and snowshoeing in winter.
  • Cinde: A foodie who writes a gluten-free food blog and teaches cooking classes. I also enjoy gardening and sports, especially outdoors - golfing, kayaking and skiing.
  • Cindy:  Avid gardener/amateur horticulturist, tennis player, endlessly training the dog
  • John: Loves the outdoors, movies, cooking all sports, coaches baseball, Ubers the kids who don't drive yet, and is still being trained by the dog.
  • Kathy: A country girl who loves horses, beekeeping, gardening, and cooking. I especially love making and sharing homemade bread. Sometimes I even grow and mill my own wheat.
  • Val: Enjoys spending time with the grandkids. Hobbies are refinishing furniture. In the summer I like being outdoors camping, hiking and boating with the family.

 

 


How to Contact Us

Community Pediatric Asthma Service
Alberta Health Services,
South Calgary Health Centre
#2270, 31 Sunpark Plaza, SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3T2
Phone:     403-943-9139
Fax:  403-776-3806

Map to our clinics

Our YouTube channel!

The Community Pediatric Asthma Service has a  YouTube channel with all of our videos, including how to use your asthma devices.  We have also added a collection of our Educators' favorite asthma videos produced by organizations like Asthma Canada and the Canadian Lung Association.

Visit us on YouTube

Our Brochure

Our brochure, Control Asthma Now! provides important information:

  • Avoid your triggers
  • Use your medicines
  • Take your inhalers properly
  • Follow your asthma action plan (plan included in the brochure)

Our Brochure


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Material on this website has been designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please consult your doctor or appropriate health care professional.