Cystic Fibrosis Center
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. Early detection is key in treating the disease. The state of Iowa tests all newborns for CF at birth.
Blank Children's Hospital offers a multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with CF. The center brings together pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, dietary, pharmacy, social work, physical therapy and Child Life for a convenient appointment for patients and families. We are one of just a few providers in the state offering this type of clinic.
The center sees patients weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Blank Pediatric Pulmonology and is accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.