Chronic Pulmonary and Ventilator Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Farley Building, 4th floor
To schedule or cancel an appointment
When canceling an appointment, please give us as much notice as possible, at least 24 hours in advance, so that we may accommodate other patients.
What to bring
- Insurance card(s)
- Name and telephone number of your referring physician
- Notes or summary from your primary care physician
- Co-payment for office visit (if applicable)
- Any forms mailed to you by our office
- Previous chest x-rays
- Home equipment (e.g., ventilator, inexsufflator)
What to expect
During a visit, you and your child will meet with one of our doctors for a physical exam and discussion of your child's health. You will also meet with one of our nurses to determine your child's needs at home, and a respiratory therapist to review equipment.
Appointments take approximately one hour. Some appointments may require special diagnostic testing which can add time to your visit.
Nurses are available to answer clinical and prescription questions, review test results, and address urgent matters when they arise.
Messages can be left for the nursing staff by calling 617-355-7018. This line is regularly checked between 8 am and 3 pm.
Kate Barnico, RN, BSN
Jacky Cortes RN, BSN
Virginia Dimakis RN, BSN
Diane McInerney RN, BSN
Mary O'Brien RN, BSN
Respiratory therapists are available to answer questions about treatment, breathing exercises and the use of equipment.
Our Respiratory Therapists:
Lauren Perlman, RT, Director
Donna Bruley, RT
Daria Donelly, RT
Pulmonary function test laboratory
Call 617-355-7510 to speak with a technician or to schedule a PFT.
Nancy Shotola, Chief technician and manager
Infant PFTs can be scheduled by calling 617-355-7510 between 8 am and 4 pm.