We found 13 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Karen Ann Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Karen Hardy sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Emeryville, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests include lung problems. Dr. Hardy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, 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 the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hardy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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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. Ngoc Phuong Ly, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ngoc Ly specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Ly has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ly speaks Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to 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. Eric D Zee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Eric Zee sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Zee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zee obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Texas Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Manisha Newaskar, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Newaskar (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Newaskar has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and residency at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital and Driscoll Children's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Newaskar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Dennis W Nielson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Nielson is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Nielson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Elizabeth Rachel Morrison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Gibb sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gibb honors. Dr. Gibb attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Translational Research, Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gwynne D Church, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Gwynne Church is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include sleep apnea and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Church accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Church (or staff) speaks French and Italian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Church welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kensho Iwanaga is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Iwanaga accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Jesse Blount, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Robert Blount is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Blount attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Blount (or staff) speaks Spanish and Swahili. He is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Neuromuscular Disorders, Asthma

Dr. Meghan McGarry, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Meghan McGarry works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. She takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. McGarry attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Epidemiology, Flexible Laryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary Function Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Lindsay Hadley, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2299 Bacon Street; #2
Concord, CA
 

Dr. John Hadley's specialty is adult pulmonology. In his practice, Dr. Hadley focuses on lung problems. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Hadley is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Hadley graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr. Richard Kops, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2299 Bacon Street; #2
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kops works as a pulmonologist in Concord, CA. In his practice, Dr. Kops focuses on pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Kops honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kops speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Hiromi Carmen Takekuma, DO
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2299 Bacon Street; #2
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Hiromi Takekuma is an adult pulmonology specialist. Before performing her residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, Dr. Takekuma attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Takekuma include lung problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takekuma honors. Dr. Takekuma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Japanese, and French. Dr. Takekuma is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma

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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.
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