We found 5 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept First Health near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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Specializes in Other, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Cohen is an adult pulmonology specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Cohen studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
204 Ark Road; Suite 206 Lmc I
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Schriber is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. His clinical interests include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Schriber attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
750 Route 73 South; Suite 401
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Baumgarten's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Marlton, NJ and Cherry Hill, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Baumgarten honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland's residency program. Dr. Baumgarten is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Hoarseness, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Sleep Physicians of Sj; Kiwi Building
Mount Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Trudo is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Trudo include collapsed lung (pneumothorax), intensive care, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Trudo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Other
5 Eves Drive
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Ira Smith practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), family medicine, and general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include thoracic outlet syndrome, collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Allegheny General Hospital and Graduate Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Manometry, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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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.