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We found 8 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept BlueSelect All Copay 1535 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 is an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in 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, 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 is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. 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 studied medicine at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perez-Fernandez trained at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez is professionally 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, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, 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, who practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tabak studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tabak trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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 works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor is especially interested in emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. 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: 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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. He has a special interest in sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez-Moran's clinical interests include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez-Moran trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He accepts 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, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tzewan Wong specializes in general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wong accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. John Derosimo, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6200 Sw 72 Street; Suite 604
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Derosimo works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Derosimo's areas of expertise include emphysema, thyroid problems, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UH Case Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lung Surgery, Emphysema, Smoking ... (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.