Medical Services

Inhale: Asthma Support Group

Promoting Lung Health for Life.

Meetings consist of:

  • Asthma education
  • Group discussions and sharing experiences
  • Medication Updates and Device Training
  • Guest Speakers
  • Fun ways to learn about asthma

2015 Meeting Dates

Thursday, February 19th . . . .6-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 16th  . . . . . . . 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 18th . . . . . . . . 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 15th.  . . . 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, November 19th. . .6-8 p.m.

FREE, RSVP requested. RSVP by phone or email to Robin Kidder at: 314.362.1516 or email rlk7655@bjc.org

Upcoming Speakers:

  • Tiffany Fricke RRT
  • Lisa Cracchiolo, BA, RRT, AE-C
  • Kathy Morris-Swift BS, RRT, AE-C
  • Mario Castro, M.D., M.P.H
  • Brittany Eads, RRT, AE-C
  • Robin Kidder, BA, RRT, AE-C
    And more.....

Browse pictures and summaries of past meetings →


Queeny Tower, 17th Floor, Conference Room C
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St Louis, MO 63110

Directions and Parking

A subsurface parking garage located near the corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, across the street from the hospital’s south entrance.

 The three-level garage is connected to the main level of the hospital by an enclosed pedestrian walkway. Handicap parking is available on level 2 (blue level), west of the escalator.

When you enter the south side of the hospital, pass the water fountain and the information desk in the lobby. Take a left after the gift shop.  At the end of the hallway, make a right and the Queeny Tower Elevator will be to your left.  Take those to the 17th floor and follow the signs to Conference Room C.

At the end of every meeting, a parking pass will be given for free parking.

Contact Information

Respiratory Care Services: Robin Kidder, BA, RRT, AE-C


Inhale Support group Committee

Medical Director of Asthma Education Consult Services: Mario Castro, MD
Mentor: Brittany Eads, RRT, AE-C and  Robin Kidder, RRT, AE-C
Chair: Kathy Swift, RRT
Co-Chair: Judy Spalding, RRT
Secretary: Tiffany Fricke


All Persons Affected by Asthma Welcome.

Our Mission

• Provide exceptional educational and support services to people affected by asthma in an effort to improve their quality of life
• Be a positive influence in the St Louis area and surrounding communities regarding asthma education 

Our Goals

Members will recognize the importance of having a written asthma action plan

• This will help you recognize worsening asthma symptoms, act quickly and seek medical treatment.

Stay at your best
• Understand your medications-dose, frequency, side effects, indications.

Identify and avoid your asthma triggers

Achieve your best lung function
• Always practice proper device techniques for optimal medication delivery.
• Have your lung function monitored through your healthcare provider.

Know your asthma severity
• Report symptoms to your healthcare provider-daytime and nighttime symptoms.
• Ask your healthcare provider whether your asthma is mild, moderate, or severe. 


American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

American Lung Association of Missouri
1118 Hampton Ave
St Louis, MO 63139

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)-St Louis Chapter
1500 South Big Bend, Suite 1S
St Louis, MO 63117

St Louis Regional Asthma
Consortium Salus Center
3545 Layette, Suite 300
St Louis, MO 63104


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