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Asthma: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Lamia Ibrahim, MD.

  • Staff Physician
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Rachel Taliercio, DO.

  • Staff Physician
  • Pulmonary Medicine

At Cleveland Clinic Asthma Center, we offer the most advanced diagnostic testing and innovative treatments for adults and children with asthma. Within Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute, the Asthma Center brings together physicians from allergy and immunology, pulmonary and critical care, and sports medicine (for asthma in elite athletes). For those with asthma and co-existing conditions, such as sinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux, vocal cord dysfunction, cataracts, glaucoma or osteoporosis, we also coordinate your care with specialists in gastroenterology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, and speech therapy.

Please join us to have your questions on asthma answered by Lamia Ibrahim, MD, and Rachel Taliercio, DO.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, becoming more prevalent and more severe in recent years. Asthma causes the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes) to narrow, the lining of the airways to swell, and the cells that line the airways to produce more mucus. These changes make breathing difficult and cause symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness and excess mucus production.

Asthma symptoms are not the same for everyone. They can even change from episode to episode in the same person. Also, you may have only one symptom of asthma, such as cough, but another person may have all the symptoms of asthma. It is important to know all the symptoms of asthma and to be aware that your asthma can present in any of these ways at any time. Symptoms include coughing, especially at night, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness, pain, or pressure.

About the Speakers
Lamia Ibrahim, MD, attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center. She completed fellowships for pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at University Hospitals, and was appointed to Cleveland Clinic staff in 2013.

Rachel Taliercio, DO, completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic, where she was appointed to our staff in 2012. Her specialty interests include, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, end stage lung cancer, lung cancer, pneumonia, and pulmonary disease.


Request an appointment today with one of our asthma specialists. Call the Asthma Center at 216.444.0582 or toll-free 800.223.2273, ext. 40582.

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