Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, genetic disease that impacts many organ systems, including the respiratory system, digestive system and reproductive system. Because CF is typically diagnosed during newborn screenings, the Froedtert & MCW Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program provides a continuum of care with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The Froedtert & MCW Cystic Fibrosis Program is the only adult program in southeastern Wisconsin accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our experts offer advanced care that is compliant with the foundation’s recommendations.

Inpatient and Outpatient Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Our program offers support in both intensive inpatient and outpatient therapies. We partner with our patients to help you improve your quality of life and offer gene-specific therapies so that your care fits your needs. Typical treatments may involve physical therapy and regular exercises to loosen mucus, stimulate coughing or improve overall physical condition. 

Our physicians may also prescribe medications to thin mucus and help breathing, antibiotics to treat infections or anti-inflammatory medications. Additionally, our Outpatient Infusion Clinic provides services for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC or PIC line) and Medi-ports. 

Our expert staff is trained to deal with rare complications that may occur because of CF. Our program includes board-certified surgeons and radiologists trained in interventional radiology and bronchial artery embolization procedures, if necessary.

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our entire team — surgeons, specialists, radiologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and more — works together using innovative, evidence-based treatments and advanced technology to deliver the best patient care possible. We frequently partner with other departments to provide multidisciplinary care, including:

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