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

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

Dr. Umakanth Katwa works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep apnea and cough. He takes Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katwa attended Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency 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.; 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Katwa's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Haver is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Haver's distinctions include: Sub-Board Certification In Pediatric Pulmonology; (board Of Pediatrics); and Fellow, American Academy Of Pediatrics. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Haver has an open panel.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Norwood, MA. Dr. Ericson's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. She is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He works in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sawicki is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sawicki performed his residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He has received the distinction of Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

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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 pediatric pulmonologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dorkin's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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 offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He 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; he sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rosen accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Von L. Meyer Award. He is accepting new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Sheils's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheils takes. She has received the following distinctions: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheils's office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric pulmonology specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fishman is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. 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's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency 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 professional recognition including the following: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishman's office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He takes Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Gaffin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Gaffin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with 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, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Meera Subramaniam is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. The average patient rating for Dr. Subramaniam is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Subramaniam is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grants. Dr. Subramaniam is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Subramaniam welcomes 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 and practices in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. Dr. Kharasch has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kharasch's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Hug studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hug trained at Children's Hospital Boston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hug include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Hug is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Casey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Dr. Casey attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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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. Her areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal is an in-network provider for Medicare and United Healthcare insurance. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. In addition to English, Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sabharwal is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Unfortunately, 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
 

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.