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

Dr. Umakanth Katwa is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. Dr. Katwa's areas of expertise 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Katwa has an open panel. He is a graduate of 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Katwa include: National Merit Scholarship, Government of India.; Best Graduating Pediatric Resident, Lincoln Hospital Weil Cornell; and Medical School, New York.. In addition to English, Dr. Katwa (or staff) speaks 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Haver's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: Sub-Board Certification In Pediatric Pulmonology; (board Of Pediatrics); and Fellow, American Academy Of Pediatrics. Dr. Haver is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Dawn Ericson's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Ericson attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Ericson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Gregory Sawicki is a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sawicki is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Sawicki's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Dorkin offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Dorkin an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Endowed Lectureship "Advances in Cystic Fibrosis", Elissa R Klein Lecture, UMass.; and 1990,1997,2000 Louis Bartoshesky Award Dept Pediatrics Tufts University.. Dr. Dorkin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia

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

Dr. Dennis Rosen's areas of specialization are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosen's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Peabody, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Sheils attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Fishman has indicated that Dr. Fishman's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishman obtained Dr. Fishman's medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed Dr. Fishman's residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fishman include: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. In addition to English, Dr. Fishman speaks Spanish. Dr. Fishman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Fishman is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Gaffin's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gaffin offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Meera Subramaniam practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Subramaniam's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. She studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Subramaniam is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the distinction of NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grants. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Virginia Kharasch practices pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Kharasch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kharasch trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kharasch accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. Dr. Kharasch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Christopher Hug's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hug graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Dr. Hug is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Casey has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. Dr. Casey obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal accepts Medicare and United Healthcare insurance. Before completing her residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Sabharwal attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sabharwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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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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