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About Dr. Plaut

Thomas F. Plaut, M.D. has cared for thousands of people with asthma. He is a nationally known specialist and the author of several books on asthma for professionals and patients.

Dr. Thomas F. Plaut M.D.

Dr. Plaut believes that most people with asthma have the ability to manage it at home. After they learn the basics of asthma, they can work out an effective asthma care plan with their doctor, nurse or respiratory therapist. Using the plan as a guide they will be able to lead fully active lives and avoid asthma emergencies.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in history, Dr. Plaut received his medical degree from Columbia University and his pediatric training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center. He practiced pediatrics for twenty-four years in Appalachia, the South Bronx, and in Massachusetts before founding Asthma Consultants in 1988.

Dr. Plaut devotes his full energy to assisting organizations improve the care of people with asthma. He serves as an asthma consultant to HMOs, physicians and health organizations and individuals. His research findings are available to health professionals in journal articles, workshops, and national meetings. He is on the editorial board of Advance for Managers of Respiratory Care and serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. Contact him at to book an asthma presentation for your organization.

Cirriculum Vitae:

Dr. Plaut's 1 page c.v. (PDF Format)
Dr. Plaut's 7 page c.v. (PDF Format)

Publications include:

Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages
Children with Asthma: A Manual for Parents
One Minute Asthma: What You Need To Know
El asma en un minuto
Asthma Peak Flow Diary
Asthma Peak Flow Diary in Spanish
Asthma Signs Diary
Asthma Charts and Forms for the Physician's Office & Managed Care
One Minute Asthma Training Program for Allied Health Professionals
Winning Over Asthma [editor]

Articles and Essays for Professionals:

Teaching Tips for the Asthma Peak Flow Diary
Peak Flow Based Home Treatment Plan
Teaching Tips for the Signs Diary
Signs Based Home Treatment Plan
How to Give a Talk Based on One Minute Asthma
How to Choose an Asthma Booklet
Basic Elements of Education for Asthma
Managing Asthma Care
Changing the Culture of Asthma Care

Dr. Plaut on Asthma

Plain Old Asthma (PDF Format)
Your Patient Has a Brain (PDF Format)

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