We found 34 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana Gold near Prairie Village, KS.

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. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Hoover graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoover has received the following distinction: 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. Harold William Barkman II, Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Occupational Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Internal Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Harold Barkman sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical 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 clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Barkman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkman is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Ann Robinson practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Sale's area of specialization is otolaryngic allergy. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch is a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birch studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. 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. Neeta Rathi, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2330 East Meyer Boulevard; Suite T303
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Neeta Gaur sees patients in Belton, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lexington, MO. Her medical specialty is adult pulmonology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gaur studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her training includes residency programs at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. Dr. Gaur 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchoscopy, Polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joshua Freeman's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Freeman completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. 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 specialist and adult pulmonologist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Beary honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Beary obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Bruegger's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Bruegger obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bruegger has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is 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, Cysts, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepika Polineni, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
64 E 54th Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Deepika Polineni's medical specialty is critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Polineni obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and wheezing. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polineni takes. In addition to English, Dr. Polineni (or staff) speaks Telugu and Spanish. Dr. Polineni is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Wheezing, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

Dr. Kiran Kakarala, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kiran Kakarala works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kakarala include fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Kakarala honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kakarala completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He 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, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nose ... (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. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and sleep apnea. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dwyer accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. He has received the following distinction: 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. 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 is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vail honors. Dr. Vail graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. Margaret L Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Margaret Smith works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Elliott Franks works as an internist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Franks at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and emphysema. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Franks graduated from 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)

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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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