We found 9 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept AARP near Coral Gables, FL.

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

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended the University of Navarra School of Medicine and subsequently trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Tabak speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he 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. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Emphysema, Smoking Cessation

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

Dr. Raul Valor is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Conemaugh Health System. In addition to English, Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Parker sees patients in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. His medical specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Parker include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional 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, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's clinical interests include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. 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, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andres Orjuela sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Orjuela a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Orjuela is conversant in 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's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Wong is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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

Dr. Ernest Boudet specializes in family medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. His areas of expertise include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. Dr. Boudet takes AvMed, Neighborhood Health Plan, and AARP, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. Dr. Boudet is affiliated with Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (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.
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