11. Meet the Patients Series: Katie Fielding on Living with Cystic Fibrosis

We are extremely excited to introduce our new Pulm PEEPs Meet the Patients series. Teaching and learning medicine is an incredible journey, and the goal is always to be improving patient care. Patients are our best teachers about the diseases we encounter, so the goal of this series is to spend more time with patients with pulmonary disease and with those who have been critically ill. For our first episode, we are thrilled to be joined by Katie Fielding.

Katie s an educator and spent 13 years teaching high school science. She now specializes in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance education. Katie was diagnosed with CF as an infant and has spent years as a patient advocate. She works closely with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and serves on the Adult Advocacy Council.

Katie gives us an incredible perspective about what it is like to live with Cystic Fibrosis, how her life has changed with modern therapies, and how to be the best provider possible.