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We found 8 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana near Emeryville, CA.

Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Emeryville, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Oakland, CA. In her practice, Dr. Hardy focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchoscopy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nielson honors. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Nielson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Zee's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Zee attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Zee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Newaskar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Newaskar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Newaskar studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. She trained at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Edward W Fong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Edward Fong specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fong honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Fong performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ly honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ly is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Allergies, Education, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection, Cytokine Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb specializes in pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gibb completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibb welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She has a special interest in sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Church's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Church has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Church attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spine Problems, Circadian Rhythm Disorders, Asthma, Insomnia, ... (Read more)

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes unusually thick mucus to build up in the lungs and other organs. This makes it difficult to breathe. Bacteria can grow in the mucus and people with cystic fibrosis are prone to lung infections. When mucus collects in the pancreas, people with cystic fibrosis aren’t able to produce the enzymes needed to digest food properly, and can be prone to malnutrition or diabetes. The median age of survival for someone with cystic fibrosis is only 37, but people are surviving longer than ever before thanks to medical advances; it is not unheard of for people with cystic fibrosis to live into their 40’s or even older.

Symptoms of cystic fibrosis most commonly begin in childhood, although in milder cases the symptoms may not appear until teenage years or even adulthood. Symptoms can include salty skin, a persistent cough, repeated lung infections, wheezing and shortness of breath, failure to thrive and poor weight gain despite eating adequate amounts, and unusual bowel movements.

Treatment for most cystic fibrosis patients involves procedures known as airway clearance techniques. These are changes in position or methods of tapping or pounding that shake mucus loose from the lungs and allow it to be coughed out. Inhalers are also commonly used to apply medication to thin out the mucus in the lungs. Antibiotics can be taken orally, by inhaler, or through an IV to combat infections. Nutritional support is extremely important with cystic fibrosis because digestion is impaired and diabetes is such a common complication. Many patients take pancreatic enzymes to support their digestion. Finally, for a certain type of cystic fibrosis, there is a new medication called Kalydeco that works to help the defective protein in the body work better and clear mucus from the body.