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.