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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 practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Torero trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McColley include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, Dr. McColley attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. 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 accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nevin include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Nevin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Nevin attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nevin's professional affiliations include 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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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include homeopathic treatment, medical hypnosis, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her 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. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Savant include cystic fibrosis (CF). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for her residency. Dr. Savant is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Lauren Camarda is a pulmonologist. She has a special interest in lung problems. Dr. Camarda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Camarda's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. 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.