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

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig practices pediatric pulmonology. In Dr. Ewig's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ewig accepts. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. His distinctions include: 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. He 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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship; and ATS Travel Award. She is professionally 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 pediatric pulmonology specialist. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varlotta attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldfarb's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Zinman obtained her medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zinman accepts. She is professionally 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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Afolabi-Brown has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sickle cell disease, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. Dr. Afolabi-Brown's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rani trained at Montefiore Medical Center for her residency. She 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 specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Kane's clinical interests: 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. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Kane attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kane has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Long Island College Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Grewal is professionally affiliated with 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. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens' medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Carstens is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Carstens attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Carstens has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Arterial ... (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. Dr. Hadjiliadis has a special interest in lung transplant and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. John Robert Cohn, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Cohn is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Cohn is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cohn takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn's distinctions 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)

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

Dr. Michael Scharf sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Scharf honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008. Dr. Scharf's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Abboud's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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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. William Patrick Sexauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Sexauer specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Sexauer's clinical interests: emphysema, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. David William Kennedy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Kennedy's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Kennedy average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kennedy attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kennedy include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic 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.