Meet Our Team

The asthma specialists at Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, have the training and experience to help you control your child’s asthma and prepare you to manage the disease at home.

Your child’s asthma is serious enough to see a pulmonologist if:

  • Your child’s asthma is poorly controlled
  • Your child has trouble sleeping due to coughing, wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Your child misses school because of asthma
  • You hear wheezing or whistling sounds when your child exhales
  • Your child coughs at night or with physical activity
  • Your child needs rescue medication more than twice a week
  • Asthma led to emergency care for your child in the past year

Sara Weathers, RRT, respiratory care practitioner

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

Amy Troxell, BHS-RRT, respiratory care practitioner

Why Choose Norton Children’s for Your Child’s Pulmonology Care

  • Our physicians are members of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Board of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society.
  • Our cystic fibrosis (CF) program is accredited as a Cystic Fibrosis Care Center by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, offering “the best care, treatments and support for those with cystic fibrosis.” It is the only accredited pediatric CF program in Louisville or Southern Indiana.
  • Your child may benefit from access to new and innovative treatments being studied through our extensive clinical research program, including our membership in the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network.
  • The Childhood Asthma Care and Education Center at Norton Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art therapeutic strategies for all stages of asthma.
  • We offer a multidisciplinary Severe Asthma Clinic dedicated to caring for children with the most difficult-to-treat cases of asthma.
  • Our certified asthma educator and other providers offer individualized education on asthma, proper monitoring, effective use of medications and correct use of inhalers.
  • The Norton Children’s Hospital laboratory has one of the region’s only pulmonary function testing and diagnostics systems.
Pulmonology Asthma – 4940

Norton Children’s Pulmonology

Specialized care for asthma in children and teens, including the Severe Asthma Clinic that allows appointments with multiple specialists in one visit.

(502) 588-4940

Study to look at effects of new greenery on children’s asthma

A new study by Norton Children’s Pulmonology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will examine whether more trees and other plants in a neighborhood affects children’s asthma. The team, led by pediatric pulmonologist Scott […]

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Are there certain foods that help asthma? Foods high in vitamin D and antioxidants might

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants can lead to respiratory conditions later

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Summertime RSV outbreak may signal prolonged traditional RSV season

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak of 2021 brought unprecedented summertime levels of the infection to states like Kentucky, raising some concerns about the traditional cold-weather season for RSV. At Norton Children’s, health care providers […]

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Study to look at effects of new greenery on children’s asthma

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