Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients? Do you know of a doc in the nyc area? Thanks

Most pulmonologists. Should think of atypical infections when treating asthma - although the notion that these are causes of asthma is out of fashion except in elderly women or asians. Using macrolide antibiotics for patients with bronchiectasis or airway inflammation that is not responsive to inhaled corticosteroids is (but likely for the anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs). Don't have a ny area reference.
Absolutely. These bacteria can mimic asthma symptoms however atypical pneumonias should not cause change in spirometry, especially changes reversible with beta 2 agonists. You also need to consider allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.