About the BreathMobile
The USA Breathmobile is a fully equipped mobile asthma and allergy clinic that visits the schools of Mobile County to provide medical care and education to children and their families affected by asthma and allergies. Staff includes a pediatrician, physician assistant, certified asthma educator and a medical assistant, all of whom have been trained in asthma and allergy education and management. Services provided by the BreathMobile include physical examinations, spirometry, allergy/asthma assessment and education.
The BreathMobile officially started its services in the Mobile community Tuesday, December 12, 2006. The program is the first of its kind in Alabama and one of only five such programs across the United States.
Questions about the program
Tonya Cauley Weidman, P.A.
Among children, asthma is a leading cause of hospitalization, chronic disease, and school absenteeism. Approximately 8 to 10 percent of children suffer from asthma, and the incidence has increased by 75 percent in the past 30 years. Unfortunately, the availability of appropriate care has not increased at the same rate.
Asthma care requires a great deal of patient care, and education is critical for successful treatment.