Services

Education

Our goal is that every patient leaves their first visit with a complete understanding of their symptoms and the confidence to control them. This is at the core of our philosophy, Breathe In, Breathe Out, BreatheAmerica. We are here to help ease your breathing problems and get you back to living life.

Should you visit a BreatheAmerica clinic? Should you continue living with your breathing affected by the weather? problems? Or continue fighting with a chronic, recurrent condition, despite treatment? Should you continue living with you or a loved one’s diagnosis in doubt, or with unknown triggers keeping you out of work or a child home from school? Should you continue living with a condition that affects your quality of life?

Absolutely not. Call BreatheAmerica; you’ll see the difference from your first visit.

Your First Visit

No one should be running all over town chasing down specialists, just for a little relief. You should get all of the care providers you need, and a complete treatment plan in one centralized location. This is the BreatheAmerica difference, and from the first visit, you’ll see it.

Multiple physicians (with multiple copays), you can expect a physician and their team of clinicians to walk you through a plan specifically created to control your symptoms. Each BreatheAmerica center assembles ENTs, pulmonologists, respiratory specialists and other skilled physicians to completely evaluate problems you or a loved one may be experiencing. We find the cause, not treat symptoms, and we will get you feeling better again.

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Diagnosis and Treatment

A lot will happen during your first visit, but all of our centers are staffed, equipped, and managed so that your first visit makes the most of your time.

Our centers specialize in respiratory and other related allergic and breathing conditions including asthma, sinusitis, COPD (limited), seasonal, food, drug, and insect allergies, headache, cough and more.

Allergy Treatment

Sneezing, runny nose or itchy, watery eyes? Your body is at war. Your best weapon: allergy treatment from BreatheAmerica.

At BreatheAmerica, we follow a step therapy treatment approach that is entirely based on the severity of your allergies. We believe that there is no magical “one-size-fits-all” allergy treatment solution.

We start with allergy treatment that’s as minimally invasive as possible to treat your worst symptoms, then move on to a more involved plan, only if necessary.

This process allows you to get the treatment you need, while not putting your body through stress it doesn’t. The last thing you need when dealing with the effects of allergies is additional stress, so let the allergists at BreatheAmerica take care of both.

Here’s what we at BreatheAmerica have to offer:

Allergy Avoidance Education: 

  • When it comes to pesky allergies, avoidance is far and away the best defense. Avoiding common allergens can be tricky – they’re everywhere and impossible to see – but relief is possible. We’ll teach you the best ways to prepare your home and avoid these allergens in the future.

Allergy Medications:

  • At BreatheAmerica, we understand that it is highly unlikely to avoid all instances of allergens out in the world. When your allergies start making your life uncomfortable, you can rest assured you’re in good hands with us. One of our expert allergists will design a personal program that treats your symptoms in a targeted way that over-the-counter medications simply can’t match.

Immunotherapy:

  • Why treat your allergies when you can get rid of them? That’s right – permanently. BreatheAmerica attacks your allergies with state-of-the-art immunotherapy treatment for your worst symptoms. This process work over time, building up your immune system to fight off allergies.

Asthma Treatment

You know the signs: shortness of breath. A tightness in your chest. Coughing spasms. You’re about to have an asthma attack. While this chronic condition varies from person to person, one thing doesn’t change; you don’t have to live like this anymore.

All of our centers can properly diagnose the severity of your asthma to make sure you get the right treatment.

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Types of Asthma

Intermittent/Episodic Asthma:

Take a deep breath. If you suffer from episodic asthma, usually a bronchiodilator will do the trick. A bronchodilator works by relaxing the constriction in the lungs; dilating the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs, allowing for more airflow.

Mild Persistent Asthma:

Both bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory inhalers can help you control mild symptoms. These inhalers will decrease swelling in the lungs, decrease constriction and excess mucus, and will help prevent long-term damage to the lungs. This damage can result in permanent loss of lung function.

Moderate Persistent Asthma:

The more persistent your asthma, the stronger your inhalers and bronchodilators need to be. Are you using one that’s strong enough?

Severe Persistent Asthma:

Severe asthmatics need stronger anti-inflammatory inhalers and long acting bronchodilators, but they may also need some other medications like oral steroids and Xolair.

Sinus/Sinusitis Treatment

Anyone that deals with sinus issues knows that sinus/sinusitis treatment can be an absolute necessity. Painful sinus infections can sideline you for weeks with:

  • Pounding headaches.
  • Debilitating fatigue
  • Excruciating fever
  • Unbearable congestion
  • Non-stop drainage
  • Much more

When left unresolved, these problems can lead to inflammation and swelling of the tissue lining your sinus cavities causing sinusitis.

Sinus/Sinusitis Treatment Starts With Understanding the Problem

Our goal is to find out why the sinuses aren’t draining properly. At BreatheAmerica, we use CT (Computed Tomography and Computed Axial Tomography aka CAT) scans to allow our physicians to look into the sinuses and view the tissue to confirm whether the infection exists. Treating sinus infections will vary based on the extent and location of the infection, and it’s underlying causes.

BreatheAmerica will take a methodical, step-therapy approach to treatment of your sinus conditions. For more information about treatment plans, contact one of our centers for an appointment.  

Mild Persistent Asthma:

Both bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory inhalers can help you control mild symptoms. These inhalers will decrease swelling in the lungs, decrease constriction and excess mucus, and will help prevent long-term damage to the lungs. This damage can result in permanent loss of lung function.

Moderate Persistent Asthma:

The more persistent your asthma, the stronger your inhalers and bronchodilators need to be. Are you using one that’s strong enough?

Severe Persistent Asthma:

Severe asthmatics need stronger anti-inflammatory inhalers and long acting bronchodilators, but they may also need some other medications like oral steroids and Xolair.

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Clinical Research

BreatheAmerica is committed to improving the quality of care for its patients and their families and part of that commitment means offering our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

What is a clinical trial?

clinical trial is a research study designed to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

Volunteers in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, get access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical science.

Who can participate in a clinical trial?

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. These guidelines are based on things like age, gender, medical history and the types of medications you may be taking. There are clinical trials for adults, children, healthy volunteers and people who have a specific medical condition. Ask your provider if there is a clinical trial that is right for you.

Current Research Opportunities

Whether you are looking for treatment options or just want to help further the advancement of treatment, diagnosis, and prevention, there are studies out there who need you. BreatheAmerica is actively looking for patients diagnosed with any of the following:

Allergies

A Phase III, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of MK-3641, a Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) Sublingual Immunotherapy Tablet, in Children With a History of Ragweed-Induced Rhinoconjunctivitis With or Without Asthma

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 4 and 17 years old
  • Have a history of ragweed allergy
  • Has never been treated with Xoliar
  • Has not received immunotherapy shots within the last 5 years

Contact and Location:

IVORY: HypoallergenIcity eValuation Of a new extensively hydRolYzed formula

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages of 2 months and 4 years old
  • History of allergy to cow’s milk
  • Not currently breastfeeding

Contacts and Locations:

Albuquerque: Laura Jones

Asthma

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Parallel Group, Placebocontrolled, Phase 3b Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Benralizumab 30 mg sc in Patients with Severe Asthma Uncontrolled on Standard of Care Treatment (ANDHI)

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Have a history of severe asthma
  • Do not have any other pulmonary diseases like COPD
  • Currently taking a high-dose inhaled corticosteroid

Contact and Location:

Albuquerque: Laura Jones Please link to contact page

Observational study of obstructive lung disease (NOVELTY)

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • 12 years old or older
  • Have a history of asthma

Contact and Location:

Albuquerque: Laura Jones

COPD (limited services)

Observational Cohort Study to Quantify the Incidence and Comparative Safety of Selected Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events in COPD Patients Using Inhaled UMEC/VI Combination or Inhaled UMEC versus Tiotropium (COPD PASS)

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Adults 18 years or older
  • History of COPD

Contacts and Locations:

Shreveport: Shannon Saksa

Chronic Cough

A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 12-Month Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of MK-7264 in Adult Participants with Chronic Cough (PN027)

This study is looking for volunteers who meet the following criteria:

  • Adults 18 years or older
  • History of Chronic Cough longer than 1 year
  • Non-Smokers or Ex-Smokers with more than 12 months of non-smoking history

Contacts and Locations:

Shreveport: Shannon Saksa

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

Coming Soon

Pulmonary Hypertension

Coming Soon

Sinusitis (Sinus Infections)

Coming Soon

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Insurance Companies

BreatheAmerica is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients which means we accept most major insurance plans, including those listed below, in order to provide healthcare services to our communities.

The list provided below is not exhaustive and changes can occur. We will work with you to determine if your insurance plan benefits cover the services provided by BreatheAmerica.

To learn about a particular company, visit the website listed. If your plan is not listed, please contact us.

New Mexico

  • BCBS New Mexico
  • Medicare
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • United HealthCare
  • Molina of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Health Connections
  • Cigna
  • Tricare West
  • Tricare for Life
  • Aetna
  • Healthscope Benefits
  • Humana
  • Railroad Medicare