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We found 7 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept US Family Health Plan near New Haven, CT.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1 Park Street; Ynh Childrens Hosptial - 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Alia Bazzy-Asaad practices pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad's education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders, Dysplasia, Pulmonary Function Test, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
20 York Street; Ynhh (children's) West Pavilion 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Marie Egan is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Egan has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Egan attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Bronchitis, Pulmonary Function Test, Pneumonia, Asthma

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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Pasquale Patrizio specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Patrizio's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, in Vitro Fertilization, Female Infertility, Endoscopy, Male Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaideep Shrirang Talwalkar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jaideep Talwalkar is an internist and pediatrician in Waterbury, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Talwalkar is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and general care. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Talwalkar graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Talwalkar trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Talwalkar welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, General Care

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
330 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Abeel Mangi specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in New Haven, CT. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Columbia University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Aorta ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
789 Howard Avenue; 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Richard Matthay is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Matthay (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Sarcoidosis, Pneumonia, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Function ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Jonathan Koff is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He has a special interest in lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koff attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Koff is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

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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.