Cystic Fibrosis Care Team

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The Norton Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Program offers cystic fibrosis (CF) care that treats the whole child and family. Our CF multidisciplinary team is committed to providing high-quality, effective, patient-centered care in partnership with the patient, family and community.

Who Works on My Child’s Cystic Fibrosis Care Team?

CF physician

  • Diagnoses, constructs unique and comprehensive care plans, and manages all aspects of care

Respiratory therapist

  • Provides instruction on proper airway clearance techniques, including chest physiotherapy
  • Obtains pulmonary function testing and sputum cultures at each visit


  • Obtains a comprehensive dietary history, including gastrointestinal concerns
  • Works with the physician to implement a nutrition regimen, including use of vitamins and supplements
  • Counsels the family regarding good nutrition practices, including blood sugar control

Social worker

  • Provides assessments and counseling to children and families regarding the social and behavioral aspects of CF
  • Supports family-centered care to provide optimal management of CF


  • Provides counseling regarding all aspects of medication management
  • Advocates for reimbursement and insurance approvals of medications

Melissa M. Brackett, R.N., clinic coordinator

Ashley M. Beard, R.N., clinic coordinator

Shari R. Willy, R.D., LDE, clinical nutritionist

Sara Weathers, RRT, respiratory care practitioner

Colleen Mooney, BHS-RRT, AE-C, respiratory care practitioner

Amy Troxell, BHS-RRT, respiratory care practitioner

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