Meet Our Doc: William Anderson, MD, Allergy

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I have a real interest in how a
disease affects a child over the course of their entire life. And
so whenever I see a kid who’s nine months old, I think to
myself, “How’s this gonna affect them when they’re 90 years old?”
Asthma makes a big difference in the quality of life for these
kids. We know the medications work if the child is able to
take them. That being said, taking two puffs of an inhaler
twice a day is, a lot of the time, easier said than done. A
lot of things come up with families’ lives. If you decide to
come up with a plan of care without really discussing with
the family and getting them involved, you’re doomed to
failure. You need the families to be able to incorporate this
disease and this treatment strategy into their day-to-day
lives. I think the most rewarding part of the job for me
is seeing these kids be able to go out and do the things that
they want to do. To say, “You know what, I have asthma, but
I’m still gonna go out there and make the most of the summer and
do the things that a kid does on a day-to-day basis.”

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