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' specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He practices in Naperville, IL, Glenview, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Boas's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Boas average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Boas's practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Amin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amin takes. She has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mampilly include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mampilly attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mampilly is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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.
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