Pulmonary specialists with University of Mississippi Medical Center's Cystic Fibrosis Center evaluate and provide disease management and care for patients with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that can make breathing difficult.
The CF Center offers a continuum of care involving physicians, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists, social workers and physical therapists working together to fully meet any and all needs of CF patients and their families. Other specialists are involved as needed to meet the patient's needs.
Patients usually transition to the adult CF program between the age of 18-21. The adult CF clinic is an outpatient service of the UMMC's pulmonology division within the Department of Internal Medicine. Patients are seen in clinic at University Physicians Pavilion, suite G, on the UMMC campus.
Routine follow-up visits are scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays. CF-related urgent care visits are scheduled from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday per physician availability. For emergency care, call 911. To reach a pulmonologist after hours or on weekends/holidays, call (601) 984-5650 and ask for the pulmonary fellow on call.
- Flu and pneumonia vaccines
- Laboratory testing
- Sputum cultures
- Pulmonary function testing
- Oxygen saturation
- Radiologic testing
- Nutritional therapy evaluation
- Respiratory therapy evaluation