Cystic Fibrosis Center
The University of Tennessee Cystic Fibrosis Care and Research Center at Le Bonheur Children’s is one of the nation’s leaders in caring for children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). We focus on addressing nutritional needs of children with cystic fibrosis to help patients live longer.
The Cystic Fibrosis Center has a dedicated CF clinic at Le Bonheur and outreach clinics in Tupelo, Miss., and Jackson, Tenn. A multi-disciplinary clinic, patients will see doctors from multiple specialties, nurses, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and pharmacists all in one visit. These experts work together to insure your child gets personalized care. The adult CF program provides CF care and works with the pediatric team for smooth transition to adult care.
Our center is also a national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Development Network Center giving patients access to the newest cystic fibrosis therapies and research. We have full accreditation from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The CF team also works closely with the Mid South CF Patient and Parent Advisory Council to improve care and education about the disease.
High-Risk Asthma Clinic
Specialists in Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy-Immunology treat children in our high-risk asthma clinic. Children with severe asthma and other respiratory co-morbidities have access to better symptom control and outcomes. Children have access to allergy skin testing, immunotherapy, pulmonary function testing and other specialists.
Le Bonheur offers an annual summer camp, Camp Wezbegon, for children with asthma.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinic
Our clinic, accredited by the PCD Foundation, is a referral center for children with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Clinic
The Le Bonheur Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Clinic serves patients, mostly premature infants, providing a multi-disciplinary approach to care. In addition to specialists in BPD, families will have access to dietitians, social workers and other health professionals.
Our Aerodigestive Clinic works collaboratively with otolaryngology and gastroenterology to treat children with conditions that affect swallowing and airway protection.
Chronic Ventilation Clinic
Children who are living on a ventilator have specific medical needs. The Chronic Ventilation Clinic provides a multitude of resources in one place. Our experts also help families with education and support services for home ventilation.
Sleep Disorders Center
The Pediatric and Adolescent Sleep Disorders Center at Le Bonheur is the only exclusively pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders laboratory in Tennessee that is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
The Sleep Disorders Center treats various sleep conditions such as narcolepsy/excessive sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, cystic fibrosis, technology dependent (home ventilator) children and many others. The center includes a multidisciplinary team of sleep specialists, pediatricians and child psychiatrists.