Each team member is passionate about providing our pediatric patients with the most comprehensive and aggressive preventive care possible. We work from a philosophy that maintaining excellent health as a young patient affords the best opportunity for longevity, better quality of life, and opportunities to benefit from new therapeutic discoveries emerging from CF research.
We adhere to the practice guidelines of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which promote preventive care and close follow-up of all patients. We feel it is our duty to provide thorough and complete oversight of our patients' health status:
We recognize the importance of closely monitoring infants and toddlers who have been diagnosed with CF but have not yet developed symptoms. Research has shown that children have evidence of disease activity long before overt symptoms develop. Beginning treatment at an early age — even before symptoms start — yields many benefits, including improved adherence when symptoms worsen in the future.
We maintain a philosophy that aims at keeping children healthy and out of the hospital with:
We believe that all our patients should be able to achieve a normal height and weight. Any children who are felt to be at risk receive early nutritional intervention, including:
Despite the best efforts of parents and the health-care team, children with CF do get worse at times. Using the resources of the entire CF team, we will create a well-defined treatment plan tailored to the needs of your child, including:
We are here to partner with you for the care of your child. Close contact with our patients by phone and our accessibility to patients for questions is the key to our success.