My advice? Don't ask your PCP. If your other doctor is a pulminologist, they are going to know more. My doctor also says that a pneumonia shot is every 5 years. So, the office that recommends it to you, should be able to give you one or direct you somewhere else that wo\ill offer it.
Go with the doctor that is the specialist about your asthma. If the PCP asks, tell him the medicines you are on (definitely), then say that you have decided to let the specialist take care of your asthma. If he gets crabby or any other attitude, I would find another PCP.
Just so you know I am not just talking, I do have asthma. I was recommended meds by my PCP and my asthma doctor vehemently disagreed. I went with my asthma doctor and my PCP was fine with it and focused on other areas of my health. She still got updated with meds and how I was doing in general, but she didn't suggest any more asthma meds when I said I was going to let him handle it.
My bottom line opinion is to find a specialist for your asthma - especially since you are newly diagnosed - and let them help you along. I don't think "finding your way" is very helpful advice. Ideally, you shouldn't be taking the rescue inhaler daily. Your regular medicine should have your asthma under control with the rescue used for emergencies.
Edited by: BLBST36 at: 9/19/2013 (12:38)
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