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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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 otolaryngologist. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover 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. Dr. Hoover's hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson accepts. 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. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. Dr. Gaur is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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: 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 physician who specializes in otolaryngic allergy. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Sale attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sale's clinical interests include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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: 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's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bruegger attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bruegger has received the following distinction: 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 specialties are adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. 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. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser ... (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 pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She 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. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms-4010, Suite 220b
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Quijano attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Dr. Quijano takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Freeman's residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freeman takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stites include lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Stites has received the following distinction: 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: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Dwyer practices 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. Dwyer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Dr. Dwyer has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. John Nelson is a pulmonologist in Overland Park, KS. Dr. Nelson's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Overland Park, KS. Patients gave Dr. Kaplan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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' specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Franks is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franks honors. 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.