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Pediatric Pulmonary Care

Our pediatric pulmonary program provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care for children with all types of congenital and acquired pulmonary diseases, including asthma, cystic fibrosis and chronic cough. Our multi-disciplinary pulmonology team plays an important role in ensuring the best possible care for infant, child and adolescent patients, and includes board certified senior pediatric pulmonologists, pulmonary nurse clinicians, certified dieticians, respiratory care clinicians, research coordinators and social workers. We use advanced technology in our Pulmonary Function Laboratory to obtain spirometry, measure lung volumes, and perform exercise testing and airway challenge studies. We are the only Cystic Fibrosis Foundation designated care center in southern Louisiana. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on being uniquely trained to care for children with pulmonary diseases and are ready to assist patients and their families at all times.

Services and Treatments

  • Asthma
  • Follow-up on Cystic Fibrosis newborn screening
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Apnea of Infancy/Prematurity
  • BPD/Chronic neonatal lung disease
  • Chronic pneumonia
  • Chest pain
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Chronic cough
  • Aspiration bronchitis/pneumonitis
  • Persistent wheezing
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Pediatric Pulmonary Care Team

  • Robert Hopkins, MD
  • Michael Kiernan, MD
  • Scott Davis, MD