We found 19 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Antonio Marcos Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3200 Sw 60th Court; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Rodriguez's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and allergy testing. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Allergy Testing, Asthma

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

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a medical specialist in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he performed his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He honors 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. Alan Chen Hao Chu, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9275 Sw 152nd Street; Suite 212
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Alan Chu's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chu accepts 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, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Migraine, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Neck ... (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 in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prieto include bulimia, depression, and hepatitis. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Prieto accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Prieto has an open panel. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ponce and a hospital affiliated with Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar practices pediatric genetics in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Dr. Jayakar attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patient ratings for Dr. Jayakar average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jayakar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabak include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Tabak takes 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 New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tabak has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Andrew Schell, who practices in Miami, FL and South Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Schell include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Schell performed 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, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andres Orjuela sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Orjuela's clinical interests include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Orjuela is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Raul Valor specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Valor include emphysema, cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Valor's average patient rating is 4.0 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. Valor honors. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Valor completed his residency training at Conemaugh Health System. Dr. Valor (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Valor's professional 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. Alberto Sirven, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8200 Sw 117th Avenue; 304
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Sirven specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Sirven's clinical interests include migraine, thyroid problems, and depression. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sirven is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Depression, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Sickle Cell Disease, Hypertension, Migraine, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Moran is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez-Moran include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He speaks Spanish. His 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: 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 is an internist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wong's clinical interests: knee problems, migraine, and thyroid problems. 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. Dr. Wong is professionally 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 intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Parker has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He 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 studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. 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, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Hernandez practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hernandez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hernandez 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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
9299 Coral Reef Drive; Suite 203
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Pastewski's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Pastewski's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pastewski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Rosario Gely-Sepulveda, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8740 N Kendall Drive; Suite 212
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rosario Gely practices general pediatrics in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cystic fibrosis (CF), and acne. She 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. Dr. Gely obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Pediatric Hospital, Puerto Rico. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Eating Disorders, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Food Allergy, Back Problems, ... (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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