We found 6 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Luis E Torero, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Sw
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Luis Torero's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Torero attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Susanna Antonia McColley, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Susanna McColley specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McColley has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. Mary Anne Nevin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; Box 43
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Nevin is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevin accepts. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Nevin trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Nevin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Aspiration, Dysplasia, Medical ... (Read more)

Dr. Youngran Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Youngran Chung works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her areas of expertise include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung honors. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chung's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Homeopathic Treatment, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Cough, Alternative Medicine, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adrienne Prestridge Savant, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Savant works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Savant's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Interstitial Lung Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Function Test

Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Donovan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Sw
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lauren Camarda's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Camarda's clinical interests include lung problems. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Camarda's training includes residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Exercise Physiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

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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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