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We found 5 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Health Insurance Plan of New York near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Barry Lawrence Diener, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Barry Diener is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. He honors several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Diener studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine Kier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Catherine Kier is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mathew David Ednick, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Ednick specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ednick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Influenza, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Anne Galvin-Parton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Galvin-Parton's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galvin-Parton include cleft lip and palate, polycystic kidney disease, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She accepts Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Dr. Galvin-Parton (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Korean, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Metabolic Disorders, Infertility, Miscarriages, Mitochondrial Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christy Anne Beneri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Hsc Suny Stony Brook; Department of Pediatrics Hsc T-11
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Christy Beneri's specialty is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beneri include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunotherapy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Beneri accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Influenza, Sinus ... (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.