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 specializes in adult critical care, pediatric pulmonology, and adult pulmonology and practices in Atlanta, GA. He has a special interest in intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and interventional pulmonology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Walker performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is affiliated with 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 practices adult critical care, pediatric pulmonology, and adult pulmonology in Atlanta, GA. In Dr. Hunt's practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Dr. Hunt accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an otolaryngic allergist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wise include 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wise's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Basic Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society Resident Teacher of the Year. She is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Aristizabal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aristizabal attended the University of Valle for medical school and subsequently trained at Carraway Methodist Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Dr. Plummer's clinical interests include emphysema, intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Plummer completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arlene Stecenko is an adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stecenko include cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Stecenko takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr. Vin Tangpricha practices adult endocrinology in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tangpricha average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in disorders of calcium metabolism, cystic fibrosis (CF), and osteoporosis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Tangpricha attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. 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. Viranuj Sueblinvong, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Viranuj Sueblinvong, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and intensive care. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Sueblinvong studied medicine at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit for residency. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Caplan is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.