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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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Katwa include sleep apnea and cough. Dr. Katwa takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Katwa completed his residency training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include National Merit Scholarship, Government of India.; Best Graduating Pediatric Resident, Lincoln Hospital Weil Cornell; and Medical School, New York.. 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. 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. Kenan Edward Haver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenan Haver's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Haver is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Haver's practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ericson 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. She is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ericson's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Sawicki's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He has received the following distinction: Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sawicki welcomes 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Dorkin offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dorkin is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dorkin 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.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dorkin's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatric sleep medicine specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. His areas of expertise consist of down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Rosen accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. 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 the distinction of Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheils's office for an appointment. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Fishman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fishman's training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman's distinctions include: Janeway Scholar Fellowship Award 1994-96 and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Gaffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Gaffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He honors Coventry, First Health, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Milford, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Subramaniam is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Subramaniam graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Subramaniam completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Subramaniam has received the distinction of NIH and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation grants.

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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. Dr. Kharasch studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Kharasch is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She 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 is a pediatric pulmonologist. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hug include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Casey performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Casey's 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: 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 pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. Her clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal takes Medicare and United Healthcare insurance. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Floating Hospital for Children for residency. Dr. Sabharwal has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is not currently accepting 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
 

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.