We found 15 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis near Lexington, MA.

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Dr. Umakanth A Khatwa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Bariatric Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Umakanth Katwa specializes in pediatric pulmonology, bariatric medicine, and pediatric sleep medicine and practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. His clinical interests include sleep apnea and cough. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Katwa is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Katwa attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Katwa completed residency programs at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Katwa's distinctions include: National Merit Scholarship, Government of India; Medical School, New York; and Areas of interests, Pediatric Respiratory Disorders Sleep disorders in Adults & Children. Dr. Katwa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Cough

Dr. Kenan Edward Haver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenan Haver practices pediatric pulmonology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Haver takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Haver attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Member, American Thoracic Society and Member, American College Of Chest Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Gregory S Sawicki, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Sawicki's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sawicki is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics' residency program. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Sawicki is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Henry Lawrence Dorkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Henry Dorkin sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dorkin include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Endowed Lectureship "Advances in Cystic Fibrosis", Elissa R Klein Lecture, UMass; and Theodore L. Badger Memorial Lecturer, Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Thoracic Soc, Newton, Mass. Dr. Dorkin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Unfortunately, Dr. Dorkin is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia

Dr. Virginia S Kharasch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, General Pediatrics
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Virginia Kharasch sees patients in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Kharasch is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kharasch is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. In addition to English, Dr. Kharasch (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Dawn A Ericson Woods, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dawn Ericson is a pediatric pulmonologist. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ericson attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Exercise Physiology, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Dennis M Rosen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dennis Rosen practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Rosen graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He is especially interested in down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Rosen accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Rosen's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Cough

Dr. Catherine Ann Sheils, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Sheils' medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Sheils honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Martha P Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Martha Fishman specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In Dr. Fishman's practice, Dr. Fishman is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman accepts. Dr. Fishman is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fishman performed Dr. Fishman's residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fishman include: Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Jonathan M Gaffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Gaffin's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gaffin is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Christopher Hug, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Hug is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Hug's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hug include: DP2 Innovator Award and Office of the Director, NIH.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Rett Syndrome, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Alicia M.H. Casey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Alicia Casey works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Casey is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. Dr. Casey attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Meera Subramaniam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Meera Subramaniam's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramaniam's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Subramaniam is accepting new patients. She attended M.P. Shah Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Leighton Street; Unit 2006
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Sabharwal performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Sabharwal has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monica M Ulles
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Ms. Monica Ulles is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

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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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