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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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bazzy-Asaad honors. She graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Bazzy-Asaad is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in New Haven, CT and Greenwich, CT, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Egan graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Egan is accepting new patients.

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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 sees patients in Westport, CT, Stamford, CT, and New Haven, CT. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patrizio is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, ConnectiCare, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Naples Federico II, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Patrizio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

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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 works as a general internist and general pediatrician in Waterbury, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Talwalkar's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Talwalkar attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mangi attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mangi 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in New Haven, CT and Madison, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Matthay (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Matthay performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matthay takes.

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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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Koff's areas of expertise include lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koff's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He speaks Spanish.

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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.