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We found 10 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept AARP near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and Tavernier, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Hernandez is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and intensive care. Dr. Tabak is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tabak has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Tuberculosis, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Haas, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9000 Sw 87th Court; Suite 214
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Haas is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and lyme disease. He is in-network for AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haas obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul R Valor, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raul Valor is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema, cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Valor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Valor trained at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran, who practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran studied medicine at Autonomous University of Central America. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for his residency. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Latanae Parker Jr., MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Parker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Insomnia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is an otolaryngologist. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Orjuela's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Orjuela studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Orjuela trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Orjuela speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Neck Problems, Cancer, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Tzewan Wong, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10420 Sw 77 Avenue; Suite 100
Pinecrest, FL
 

Dr. Tzewan Wong works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include prostate problems, thyroid problems, and depression. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Ciro Guerra Boudet, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6035 Sw 40 Street; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Boudet is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boudet include prostate problems, depression, and graves disease. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital. Dr. Boudet is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Boudet completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Boudet (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Depression, Graves Disease, Sports Health, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, ... (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.