Chapter 2
A Team Approach

Four-Legged Friends

Anne, a lifelong dog lover, found a passion in training her dog, Honeybell, to be a therapy dog. Together, Anne and 17-year-old Honeybell participate in a reading education program for children that incorporates the use of therapy dogs. Helping kids who struggle with reading brings joy to Anne’s life.

But in the eyes of a doctor, dogs and severe allergic asthma may not be the best recipe for success.

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Man’s Best Friend

Dr. Kravitz worked with Anne to minimize her dog’s impact on her asthma.

The Goal of Control

When it comes to treating severe asthma, how do you measure success? For Dr. Kravitz, a patient’s goals play a major role in answering this question. Reaching a point where symptoms are controlled enough that a person can live their definition of a full life is one of the most important factors.
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Flexible Treatment

Dr. Kravitz works to come up with treatment plans that fit into his patient’s lifestyles.

Failed Attempts

Before Anne met Dr. Kravitz, she had grown tired of having more and more medications pushed at her, only to see them fail to address her symptoms and their underlying cause. She began to realize that finding success in her asthma treatment — which, for her, meant having a normal quality of life — would require a completely different treatment approach.
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The Whole Picture

Dr. Kravitz’s holistic approach to asthma treatment was just what Anne had been looking for.

Bridging The Gap