We provide a team of experts to help children with cystic fibrosis because we believe in providing care beyond treatment.
Our Cystic Fibrosis Clinic provides complete care for children with cystic fibrosis using a coordinated care approach. It is a certified center through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Cystic fibrosis is a serious, chronic, inherited disorder ranging from mild to severe. It is caused by a defect that leads to an imbalance in the flow of water and salt into and out of cells. Doctors usually diagnose this disease during the first two months of a child's life.
Your care team will work with you and your child to develop a care plan that is right for your child based on:
- Your child's age, overall health and medical history.
- Extent of the disease (body systems affected).
- Your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies.
- Your opinion or preference.
Many children today are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis through a newborn screening, but a positive result does not always mean the child has the disease. We will complete a medical history, physical exam and diagnostic procedures to ensure the diagnosis is accurate.
During your visit to the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, you will interact with a pulmonologist, social worker, dietitian, respiratory therapist, genetic counselor and psychologist.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 715-387-5251.