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Pioneering CF Care


The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is the Midwest’s premiere center for CF care in a private practice setting. As medical outcomes for CF have improved over the past 30 years, care has shifted from hospital-based to outpatient-focused. Despite good intentions, hospital clinics and hospital-based programs lack individualized care; our center emphasizes individualized care and fosters patient-physician relationships. Additionally, when hospital care is necessary, we are affiliated with several multi-specialty accredited medical centers in a wide geographical area. This means that pateints are directed to the facility that is most appropriate for their individual needs and circumstances.

The hospital system encourages rotation of health care providers and is characterized by physician trainees and "on service” or “cross covering” doctors who are not usually familiar with the history of the patient. During a patient’s most stressful time - when they are sick and in need of individualized care - the physician who primarily cares for then is often not available.

The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is different, leading this new patient-centered medical home approach for CF care. Over the course of his career, Dr. Boas has cared for over 900 children and adults with cystic fibrosis. He has taken his vast experience as a CF physician since 1989 and his background in a traditional hospital-based clinic setting and created this new model of CF care. This model has been presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

When all is said and done, it comes down to  commitment and professional dedication. The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago does not have a rotation of health care providers to treat patients. Rather, Dr. Boas oversees and supervises the care of each and every patient. In conjunction with his clincal team, The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago offers evening and weekend hours and is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for any medical concerns.

The commitment by The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is one of partnership. Our team is here to partner with the individual affected by CF and their family to provide the best medical care, support and assistance in navigating the complex and ever-changing American health care system.


 

What Make Us Special

  • Private Practice CF Care
  • Accredited Labs & Institutions
  • Personalized Patient-Physician Relationship
  • Multiple Affiliations
  • Continuity of Care
  • Professional Commitment

Education Resources

The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago is committed to providing educational resources to those affected by cystic fibrosis as well as to the general community.  Through our partnership with The Cystic Fibrosis Institute, we offer a series of educational events addressing many issues related to cystic fibrosis for those with CF as well as their caregivers.


Consider Your Current Care

You can self evaluate your current CF care by answering the following questions.  The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago has developed and implemented a new patient-centered medical home treatment model for CF being delivered in a pioneering private practice setting and focused on you and your medial needs. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then explore our website to learn more about our unique treatment model.

 

When I need to reach my physician, do I have to talk to doctors in training or an “on call” physician who doesn’t know me and may never have seen me before?

YES               NO

 

When I am sick, am I referred to the ER or to see an “on call” physician instead of seeing my personal doctor in his or her office?

YES               NO

 

When I am seen by my doctor, is there a lengthy parade of non-physicians (students, residents, social workers, dietitians, therapists, etc) who come into my room whether I want them to or not?

YES               NO

 

Do I feel like a number and am rushed at each visit as opposed to my doctor spending enough time with me?

YES               NO

 

Does my doctor’s office have limited and inconvenient locations and hours as opposed to numerous options including evening and weekend hours which accommodate my schedule?

YES               NO

 

Will I be referred to another doctor who is unfamiliar with my condition when I reach a certain age?

YES               NO