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Elizabeth Bacon, DO

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Elizabeth Bacon, DO is a pediatric pulmonologist and associate medical director of the cystic fibrosis program at Dayton Children's Hospital. Dr. Bacon was born and raised in central Illinois. She graduated college from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She then completed her medical school education at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Following college, she spent her internship and residency at Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. After her fellowship, Dr. Bacon became a pediatric pulmonologist at Dayton Children's. Dr. Bacon is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric pulmonology. When asked why she chose to specialize in pediatric pulmonology she said it was because she enjoys interacting with patients with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders. One of her favorite things about working with children is getting to watch thme change over the years and being able to help them and their families when needed.

 

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Scheduling in-person appointments for new patients under 4.5 years only. For patients over 4.5 years, follow-up, second opinion or video visit appointments, please call 937-641-4000

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Patients under 4.5 years:

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for parking, registration and travel to the clinic area. Please bring your insurance cards, a co-pay if applicable and your child's current medications. You can expect a phone call within 1 to 2 business days to confirm your appointment.

Patients 4.5 years and older:

Please call us at 937-641-4000 to schedule your visit and we will coordinate pre-visit breathing testing with your appointment. Appointments scheduled online will be rescheduled to coordinate with pre-visit testing.

education and training

  • medical school: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
  • internship: Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA
  • residency: Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA
  • fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • board certification: Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics

publications and presentations

publications

  • Edwards, D., Bacon, E. (2014). Optimizing function for patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy. SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), 23, 123-131.
  • Mueller, G.A., Wolf, S., Bacon, E., Forbis, S., Langdon, L., & Lemming, C. (2013). Contemporary topics in pediatric pulmonology for the primary care clinician. Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, 43(6), 129-160.
  • Bacon, E.A., & Evans, C.M. (2000). Rapid neuropsychological decline, mild cortical gliosis, and spinal muscular atrophy [abstract]. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 12(1), 145-146.
  • Evans, C.M., & Bacon, E.A. (2000). Rapid neurocognitive decline in spinal muscular atrophy. NeuroPsychiatry Reviews, 1(2), 22-25.

presentations

  • Bacon, E.A. (2015, March). Diffuse lung disease. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2011, June). Growing up with cystic fibrosis. Presented at the Blank Children’s Hospital CF Center Family Education Day, Des Moines, IA.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2011, April). Update on cystic fibrosis. Presented at the Iowa Lung Conference, Iowa Society for Respiratory Care, Ames, IA.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2011, January). Update on cystic fibrosis. Presented at Pediatric Grand Round, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2010, December). All that coughs and wheezes is not asthma. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
  • Bacon, E.A., Acton, J., VanDyke, R., Fencel, M., Boesch, R.P., Seid, M., et al. (2010, March). Nutritional and lung function outcomes after gastrostomy tube placement. Poster presentation at the Boat Lecture Series, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bacon, E.A., Acton, J., VanDyke, R., Fencel, M., Boesch, R.P., Seid, M., et al. (2009, October). Nutritional and lung function outcomes after gastrostomy tube placement. Poster presentation at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2009, May). Chiari I malformation in a child that presented with snoring. Poster presentation during the Clinical Images in Pediatric Pulmonology session, American Thoracic Society’s meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2008, December). Living with cystic fibrosis. Presented at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2008, October). Hepatopulmonary syndrome in an adolescent with moderate lung disease and severe CF-related liver disease. Presented during the Pediatric Fellows’ Session at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2006, December). Psychosocial aspects of chronic illness. Presented during Grand Rounds at Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, IA.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2006, October). An examination of psychosocial issues facing a young adult with cystic fibrosis. Presented during the Psychosocial Consultation Clinic at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Denver, CO.
  • Bacon, E.A. (2005, October). A case of atypical CF with abnormal CFTR function but normal genetic sequencing? Presented during the Pulmonary, GI, and Nutrition Issues Consultation Clinic at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bacon, E.A., & Evans, C.M. (2000, February). Rapid neuropsychological decline, mild cortical gliosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Poster presentation at the American Neuropsychiatric Association's meeting, Fort Myers, FL.

awards, honors and organizations

honors and awards

  • Fellowship Training Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2007-2009
  • Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association's Service/Achievement Award, 2004

professional memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians
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She was very nice. Spoke to my daughter and made her feel comfortable with her. And she it explains things very well. She was great.

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All staff here is wonderful..they do their jobs well..always have...Dr. Bacon is just the sweetest. I have a good experience always when I leave there.

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Dr. Bacon is wonderful and the staff great as well.

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My Child is autistic and her developmental disabilities were not taken into consideration. The RT was not able to work with her when doing the spirometry testing. She was not very patient with my child. Then due to the doctor not feeling comfortable because my child who is autistic and also has anxiety would not keep her mask on properly. The attending would not complete the assessment. If the attending doctor did her job and felt uncomfortable with my child she could have used better PPE herself. I am a registered nurse and we are required to use N95 masks on all patients that we don't know COVID status. I paid for a visit that was only partially completed.

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conditions I treat

Airway anomalies, Asthma, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Chronic cough, Cystic fibrosis, Interstitial lung disease, Lung disorders, Obstructive sleep apnea, Pulmonary hypertension, Recurrent pneumonia, Respiratory infections, Tracheostomy care, Undiagnosed wheezing, Ventilator care, Vocal cord dysfunction

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