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

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

Dr. Kenan Haver works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haver include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Haver is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Haver is open to new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Haver has received the following distinctions: Sub-Board Certification In Pediatric Pulmonology; (board Of Pediatrics); and Fellow, American Academy Of Pediatrics.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ericson's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Her practice 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. Gregory S Sawicki, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Sawicki works as a pediatric pulmonologist. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Sawicki accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He has received the following distinction: Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sawicki is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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

Dr. Umakanth Khatwa's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Khatwa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Gujarati, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea and cough. Dr. Khatwa is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency. Dr. Khatwa is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinctions: National Merit Scholarship, Government of India.; Best Graduating Pediatric Resident, Lincoln Hospital Weil Cornell; and Medical School, New York.. His practice 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorkin is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dorkin 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.. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Rosen's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rosen is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Von L. Meyer Award. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. In Dr. Sheils's practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. Dr. Sheils is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fishman's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before completing Dr. Fishman's residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Fishman attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishman's distinctions include: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. 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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gaffin include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Gaffin is in-network for Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Gaffin attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Milford, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Subramaniam accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Subramaniam has received the following distinction: NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grants. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. Dr. Kharasch's areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Kharasch is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her distinctions include: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Hug's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hug is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Casey is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Casey's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabharwal include inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sabharwal attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Floating Hospital for Children for residency. She accepts Medicare and United Healthcare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal is closed to 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.