The Cook Children's Pulmonary team diagnoses, evaluates, treats, and develops management plans for patients with lung and respiratory conditions.
Having pulmonary issues shouldn't have to mean missing out on the important experiences of childhood, like going off to summer camp. Camp Broncho provides children with asthma between the ages of 7 and 12 an opportunity to enjoy summer camp in a medically safe environment while learning how to care for and take ownership of their asthma.
Cook Children's Pulmonology team provides specialized expertise in several areas.
Cook Children's Cystic Fibrosis (CF) center is nationally accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our pulmonologists work with the CF team to provide care for children, adolescents and adults, which include age-specific education for patients and their families. Cook Children's is working diligently to identify patients earlier in age through enhanced state-required newborn screening requirements.
Working with primary care physicians, our pulmonologists provide comprehensive care to asthmatics, particularly high-risk cases, educating patients and family members on protocols to manage his or her asthma more independently.
Cook Children's is an accredited Sleep Center for those pediatric patients with sleep apnea and other breathing disorders.
Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy (CDLI) or Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
BPD is a lung disease that may develop in premature infants. Physicians, respiratory therapists, a nutritionist and members of the Gastroenterology team work to care for BPD patients and may offer rehabilitative therapy.
Cook Children's is committed to giving families the resources they need to manage their conditions. There are many educational and support opportunities available, including: