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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology, bariatric medicine, and pediatric sleep medicine and practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea and cough. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Katwa is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Katwa's education and training includes medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He has received distinctions including National Merit Scholarship, Government of India; Medical School, New York; and Areas of interests, Pediatric Respiratory Disorders Sleep disorders in Adults & Children. Dr. Katwa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Gregory Sawicki practices pediatric pulmonology in Boston, MA and Lexington, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Sawicki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sawicki 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.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Dorkin graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dorkin honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia

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

Dr. Virginia Kharasch is a pediatric pulmonologist and pediatrician in Brighton, MA, Waltham, MA, and Boston, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. She is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Kharasch attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine for medical school. She 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) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Kharasch is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Kharasch welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. Dr. Ericson accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ericson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Kenan Haver is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Haver completed his residency training at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Haver accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Member, American Thoracic Society and Member, American College Of Chest Physicians. His 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, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosen include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rosen accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosen trained at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the distinction of Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Rosen (or staff) is conversant in 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Peabody, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of 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. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sheils accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. She has received distinctions including Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital. 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, 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 in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman has indicated that Dr. Fishman's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Fishman attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fishman include: Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman has an open panel.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaffin include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He honors Coventry, First Health, Cigna, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gaffin attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gaffin is 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. Christopher Hug, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Hug is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Hug's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Subramaniam attended M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Subramaniam has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Subramaniam is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Alicia M.H. Casey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Alicia Casey practices pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Casey is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Casey trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency.

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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 gastroenterology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Sabharwal focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monica M Ulles
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Ms. Monica Ulles is an in-network provider for 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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