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We found 49 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
34 & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Ewig is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Ewig attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received the following distinctions: US News and World Report Top Doctors for Pediatric Pulmonology; Asthma Champion Award, Asthma Collaborative Practice Team; and Certificate of Appreciation, University of South Florida Pediatric and Med-Peds Residents.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suzanne Beck is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Beck attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship; and ATS Travel Award. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders

Dr. Laurie Varlotta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3601 A Street; Suite 2215
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Laurie Varlotta is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Varlotta is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Varlotta trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Goldfarb is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Bridgeport Hospital's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Goldfarb is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Transplant, Interstitial Lung Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raezelle Zinman is a pediatric pulmonologist in Chalfont, PA, Abington, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Zinman accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Dysplasia, Medical Education, Asthma

Dr. Olufunke Oludolapo Afolabi-Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Olufunke Afolabi-Brown is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), sickle cell disease, and asthma. She is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afolabi-Brown takes. She graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Afolabi-Brown trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Sickle Cell Disease, Asthma

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
160 E Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Seema Rani's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Rani is a graduate of Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Rani trained at Montefiore Medical Center. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Sickle Cell Disease

Dr. Gregory Charles Kane, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Kane is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kane honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ritu Gupta Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
211 S 9th Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ritu Grewal sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Grewal graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Dr. Grewal accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Cohn, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Cohn practices allergy & immunology in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohn is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Cohn is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Allergies, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Donald Peterson's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. Dr. Peterson's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Peterson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadjiliadis include lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Hadjiliadis is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hadjiliadis attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Michael Leonard Scharf, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Scharf practices adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Scharf include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abboud's clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Carstens is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Brian Hoag, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
219 N Broad Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hoag is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of clinical interest consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Hoag is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Interventional Pulmonology

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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.