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Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

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Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center offers high quality in and outpatient medical care and education by pediatric pulmonologists for children with cystic fibrosis (CF).

706-721-3792
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  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center

About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic disorder that is genetic, which means it is inherited. It causes the body to make thick sticky mucus that builds up in the lungs and cells in other parts of the body.  This disease affects many functions of a child’s body including how they breathe, how they grow, and their digestive tract. 

The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center is one of only two facilities in Georgia accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and treatment of people with CF. The Foundation has established clinical care guidelines to guarantee quality of care, which the Children’s Hospital of Georgia follows. We have:

  • Pediatric pulmonologists who specialize in treating children with cystic fibrosis and are supported by nurse practitioners, nurses, and other team members who specialize in CF.
  • A collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach to each patient. The team includes pediatric gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, otolaryngologists, surgeons, respiratory therapists, dietitians, medical social workers, nurses, and pharmacists.
  • Psychologists who help cope with the impact of chronic illness
  • Ongoing research and access to clinical trials
  • Smooth transitions to our Medical Center at Augusta University’s accredited adult cystic fibrosis program
  • Patient Family Centered Care

Cystic fibrosis is important to diagnose and treat as soon as possible because it is a progressive disease that gets more serious as a child gets older.

  • Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) Lab uses child-friendly equipment and procedures to diagnose and treat pediatric patients with lung conditions and diseases.
  • Sweat Testing, a test to diagnose cystic fibrosis. Our pediatric pulmonary function lab is accredited to perform sweat testing. This test may be recommended based on newborn screen results or clinical signs/symptoms of cystic fibrosis.

Support Services

  • Child Life Specialists, to help children understand and cope with care.
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- Georgia Chapter

Make an appointment or refer a patient

To make an appointment or refer a patient, please call 706-721-2635.

 

 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Hudson, Valera Lucile, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

McKie, Kathleen Tarrant, MD

Pediatrics (General)

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