The foundation for your asthmatic child's medical care starts with your “team” — you, your child, and health care providers. But who should those providers be? Your family physician or your pediatrician? An asthma specialist? And how about nurse practitioners or respiratory therapists? Are these all providers who will take time to answer your questions and are they familiar with the latest developments in asthma? Your selection should not depend solely on the credentials but on the role you see that provider playing in managing your child's asthma — and in communicating clearly with you.