We found 17 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida near Coral Gables, FL.

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Dr. Javier Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Perez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. 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 in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. Juan Alberto Prieto, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6741 Southwest 24 Street; Suite 50 & 51
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Prieto practices general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prieto's training includes residency programs at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Prieto is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Postmenopause, Sleep Disorders, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Philip Schell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road #704; 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schell's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Schell include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar R Morales, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7867 N Kendall Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Oscar Morales specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morales include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cystic fibrosis (CF), and osteoporosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Morales is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Postmenopause, Incontinence, Cystic Fibrosis, Hormone Therapy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raul Valor practices critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology in Miami, FL. He has a special interest in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Valor honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall 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. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran practices adult pulmonology in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Central America and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Avenue; Floor 3 Brain Institute
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar, who practices in Miami, FL and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. Dr. Jayakar's areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. She has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Jayakar is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Ira Tabak, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jeremy Tabak specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. Dr. Tabak's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6705 Sw 57 Avenue; Suite 510
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patient ratings for Dr. Hernandez average 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Antonia Rosa San Jorge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 603e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonia Sanjorge's medical specialty is pediatric infectious disease. In Dr. Sanjorge's practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), parasitic infection, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors AvMed, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanjorge is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sanjorge is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Allergies, Parasitic Infection

Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7000 Southwest 62nd Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Orjuela's average patient rating is 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Anna Teresita Suarez, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7867 N Kendall Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Anna Davis is a general gynecologist. In addition to English, Dr. Davis speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cystic fibrosis (CF), and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Davis attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Infertility, Postmenopause, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Preventive Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Hormone ... (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's areas of expertise include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Depression, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Latanae Parker, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Parker works as an intensivist and pulmonologist in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Tavernier, FL. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Parker attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. James Neal Esserman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7867 N Kendall Drive; 2nd Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. James Esserman specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Esserman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cystic fibrosis (CF), and osteoporosis. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esserman graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Postmenopause, Incontinence, Cystic Fibrosis, Hormone Therapy, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mislen Stol Bauer, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62 Avenue; #301
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mislen Bauer is a pediatric genetics specialist. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Bauer's clinical interests include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and down syndrome. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bauer attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Scoliosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Vitiligo, Multiple ... (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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