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We found 36 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana Gold near Prairie Village, KS.

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Bhattacharya's areas of expertise include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Allan Hoover, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Larry Hoover is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Hoover attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Deviated Septum, Heartburn, Sore Throat, Strep Throat, Sinuplasty, Sinus ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1004 Carondelet Drive; Suite 450
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ann Robinson works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Z Balmaceda, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 335
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Balmaceda is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Balmaceda is conversant in Filipino. His clinical interests include hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Balmaceda's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Balmaceda is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Hospital Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gaur is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale is a medical specialist in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Sale attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Sale include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Sale's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3424 W 92nd Terr
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman specializes in adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Leawood, KS. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Barkman attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barkman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel E Bruegger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Bruegger practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Bruegger is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Deafness, Cysts, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts works as a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Her clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. John B B Nelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 335
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Nelson is an adult pulmonologist in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Nelson is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. James D Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
10550 Quivira Road; Suite 335
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Kaplan is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliott L Franks, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6675 Holmes Road; Suite 550
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Elliott Franks' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Franks include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Franks is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms-4010, Suite 220b
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch's medical specialty is family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). His clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Birch takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin Ray Quijano, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Franklin Quijano, who practices in Kansas City, KS, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Quijano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Quijano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Freeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Freeman practices family medicine. His clinical interests include prostate problems, depression, and drug allergy. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Freeman is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven W Stites, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Steven Stites practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Stites include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stites honors. Dr. Stites graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (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.