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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 is a pediatric pulmonologist, bariatric medicine specialist, and pediatric sleep medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Katwa (or staff) speaks Kannada, Gujarati, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Katwa include sleep apnea and cough. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Katwa completed his residency training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: National Merit Scholarship, Government of India; Medical School, New York; and Areas of interests, Pediatric Respiratory Disorders Sleep disorders in Adults & Children. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Henry Dorkin is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Dorkin is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Dorkin is not accepting new patients at this time. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dorkin's 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia

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

Dr. Kenan Haver specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Haver include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Haver graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Haver's training includes residency programs at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Member, American Thoracic Society and Member, American College Of Chest Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Gaffin honors Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, 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. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sawicki graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sawicki has received the distinction of Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Kharasch include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Kharasch is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. She has an open panel. She attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kharasch has received distinctions including Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. Dr. Kharasch (or staff) is conversant in 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 pulmonology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ericson include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ericson graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ericson accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Exercise Physiology, 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. She works in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Dennis Rosen is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. He works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rosen accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosen's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and 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 pediatric pulmonologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sheils attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheils has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sheils include: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Martha Fishman works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Fishman completed Dr. Fishman's residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Fishman has received the following distinctions: Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Christopher Hug practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hug's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. 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. Meera Subramaniam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Meera Subramaniam is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Milford, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA. After attending M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school, Dr. Subramaniam completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Subramaniam is open to new patients.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sabharwal's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Sabharwal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. 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 honors 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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