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We found 4 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other, Pediatric Critical Care
1220 Iroquois Avenue; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. The average patient rating for Dr. Boas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boas's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boas takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Boas graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Boas's residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Manali S Amin Mishra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
730 Prairie Avenue
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Manali Amin is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Amin's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Nose Problems, Birth Defects, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mampilly attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mampilly is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Cough, Asthma, Intensive Care

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Nemivant is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

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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.