Asthma Vital Signs (CE Nurse)
Dr. William Berger, the author of Asthma For Dummies, reviews the impact of asthma and diagnostic tools to assist in developing a full picture of asthma and its management.
- Participant will be able to identify 6 asthma management goals
- Participant will understand the uses of 2 asthma control tests
- Participant will understand the value of patient’s fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels
William Berger, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Dr. Berger received his M.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1973. He then completed an internship and residency program in Pediatrics at the UCLA Medical Center in 1976. Dr. Berger pursued additional training at the National Jewish Hospital and Research Center where he served as a Fellow in Allergy and Immunology from 1976 to 1978. Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy and Immunology, Dr. Berger founded the Allergy and Asthma Associates of Southern California Medical Group in 1981 in Mission Viejo, California where he practices both adult and pediatric allergy.
In 1995, Dr. Berger established the Southern California Research Center, focusing on respiratory and allergy clinical research projects. To further his educational goals, in 1997, Dr. Berger received his Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Irvine. He holds dual appointments as Clinical Professor at the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Adjunct Professor of Health Care Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Berger has served as President of both the Orange County and California Societies of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He has also been a member of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters, Chairman of the Managed Care Committee of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and Chairman of the Mission Hospital Institutional Review Board. Dr. Berger is a Past President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, a professional organization that represents over 4,000 allergy and asthma specialists throughout the nation and from many foreign countries. A former Medical Correspondent for the Orange County Newschannel, Dr. Berger is the author of many academic papers and lay press articles in the field of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, including “Asthma For Dummies.”