Asthma: Finding the Ease in Your Wheeze (Zoom)

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This presentation will provide an overview of asthma including what asthma is, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, as well as conditions and environmental factors that can contribute to asthma symptoms.

Denise Kosnar is a nurse practitioner (APN) and Robin Bergeron is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) specializing in pulmonary and sleep medicine. They are both members of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. They see patients independently and are passionate about assisting patients in obtaining and maintaining asthma control.

Denise grew up in Piscataway and is a proud New Jersey native. She completed her medical education at Rutgers University while working as a nurse at Saint Peter’s. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her 2 year old daughter, Ellie, her husband, and her family.

Robin is originally from Wisconsin, but moved to NJ to attend Rutgers Physician Assistant Program. Along with her role as a PA-C, she developed and manages Saint Peter’s Lung Health Program which is a comprehensive initiative focused on screening for lung cancer, monitoring lung nodules, and managing patients with lung cancer. In her spare time she enjoys teaching fitness classes and baking.

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