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 is a pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care specialist. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Torero is professionally 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 in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Torero attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Torero (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 pulmonology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Westchester, IL. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baltimore City Hospitals. Dr. McColley has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. McColley is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include 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 pediatric pulmonologist. In her practice, Dr. Nevin focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF). She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevin accepts. Unfortunately, Dr. Nevin is not accepting new patients at this time. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Lauren Camarda sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Camarda focuses on lung problems. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Camarda performed her residency at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Camarda is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Youngran Chung is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. 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. Dr. Chung accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Chung is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. She speaks Korean.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Savant honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally 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 currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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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.