Certified by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a patient care, teaching and research facility

The Augusta University Cystic Fibrosis Center is certified by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a patient care, teaching and research facility. Services are offered to cystic fibrosis patients of all ages, for either consultation or primary care. The patient care team is made up of pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, nutritionists, psychiatrists, radiologists, social workers and nurses – just to name a few. This comprehensive approach enables us to offer the best possible care to both new and established patients. Services are provided to infants, children and adolescents through the pediatric clinics and to adults through the internal medicine and pulmonology subspecialty clinics.

The standard of diagnosis continues to be analysis of the chloride content of sweat collected by the Gibson-Cooke pilocarpine iontophoresis method.

Besides the outpatient clinics and inpatient management services for cystic fibrosis patients, other available services include the pediatric and internal medicine pulmonary function laboratories, nutritional assessment and guidance and assessment or education provided by respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other medical subspecialists through consultation.

Directors: Dr. Kathleen T. McKie (pediatrics) and Dr. Caralee Forseen (adult)

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Schedule an online appointment now or call 706-721-2635 to speak with a member of our Cystic Fibrosis CARE team.