We found 35 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Larry Hoover works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Hoover is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 is an ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. 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, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Sale practices otolaryngic allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sale include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sale accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sale completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Daniel Bruegger is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruegger include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Bruegger has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3424 W 92nd Terr
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman's areas of specialization are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barkman include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Barkman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Wheezing, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, ... (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 is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaur is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (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 works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birch honors. Dr. Birch is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Quijano's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and airway stent. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Quijano is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Airway Stent, Wheezing, Bronchitis, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Freeman's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Freeman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freeman attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, ... (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. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Stites attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and wheezing. Dr. Stites is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Timothy Taylor Dwyer III, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Dwyer is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Dwyer performed his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Dr. Dwyer has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. William Beary's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Beary attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is 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: Tube Thoracostomy, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Mechanical Ventilation, Pneumonia, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Vail attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She 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, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elliott Franks specializes in general internal medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franks include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. Dr. Franks has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Franks is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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)

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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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