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 is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Hoover practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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.

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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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Robinson trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Sale's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Bruegger's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Bruegger attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bruegger 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: Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Tinnitus, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Deafness, Cyst, 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 medical specialty is adult critical care, occupational medicine, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Barkman is professionally 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. 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 and practices in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Patient ratings for Dr. Gaur average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gaur is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaur attended medical school at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. For her professional training, Dr. Gaur completed residency programs at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University.

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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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 practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Birch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University 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 clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quijano accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Quijano performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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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 Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. He is 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. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Stites's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Stites has received the distinction of 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 is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwyer include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System for his residency. Dr. Dwyer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. William Miles Beary, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. William Beary is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Beary studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Beary 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 works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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.

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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' area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. Dr. Franks accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His professional 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)

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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.