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We found 49 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ewig studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Ewig is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ewig is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Beck honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varlotta include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Varlotta is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldfarb honors. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb trained at Bridgeport Hospital for his residency. 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zinman completed her residency training at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as 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 works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and performed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Afolabi-Brown's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), sickle cell disease, and asthma. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Afolabi-Brown is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rani honors. She obtained her medical school training at Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Rani is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kane takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Kane has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Grewal's clinical interests: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohn is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cohn trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Cohn is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohn include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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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 works as a pulmonologist in Wynnewood, PA. His clinical interests include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peterson takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. 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 physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In Dr. Hadjiliadis's practice, he is particularly interested in lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hadjiliadis accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hadjiliadis's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is an adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Scharf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Scharf attended New York Medical College for medical school. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scharf 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Abboud a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. Dr. Abboud speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Carstens's clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Carstens performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Hoag is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Hoag is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with 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.