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We found 9 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana Bronze near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Seth D Walker, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Seth Walker's medical specialty is adult critical care, pediatric pulmonology, and adult pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and interventional pulmonology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walker accepts. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. William Randolph Hunt, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Pediatric Pulmonology, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. William Hunt's areas of specialization are adult critical care, pediatric pulmonology, and adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt honors. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Hunt's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Sarah Kristen Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Sarah Wise specializes in otolaryngic allergy and practices in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in endoscopic sinus surgery, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sinus problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wise honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Basic Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society Resident Teacher of the Year. Dr. Wise's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Tumor, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Fernando Aristizabal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2665 N Decatur Road; Suite 430
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jose Aristizabal specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Decatur, GA and Duluth, GA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Valle and performed his residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Aristizabal include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Aristizabal is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Plummer practices adult pulmonology in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Plummer attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plummer takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vin Tangpricha, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Vin Tangpricha practices adult endocrinology. Dr. Tangpricha attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tangpricha completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Tangpricha focuses on disorders of calcium metabolism, cystic fibrosis (CF), and osteoporosis. Dr. Tangpricha is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Top Endocrinologists, U.S. News and World Report. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Disorders of Calcium Metabolism, Osteoporosis, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Arlene Audray Stecenko Hutchinson, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Building A 4th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Arlene Stecenko is a specialist in adult pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stecenko is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stecenko is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Viranuj Sueblinvong, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Viranuj Sueblinvong is a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and intensive care. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sueblinvong graduated from Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care

Dr. Daniel B Caplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
1547 Clifton Road Ne; 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Caplan is a gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA. In his practice, Dr. Caplan focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Caplan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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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.