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's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ewig's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. After attending Penn State College of Medicine 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 distinctions including 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ewig speaks Spanish.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Beck attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Beck include: Young Investigator Award, Maryland Thoracic Society; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship; and ATS Travel Award.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bethlehem, PA. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Varlotta is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. 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. Dr. Varlotta is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Goldfarb's education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He is professionally 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 medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Montreal Children's Hospital for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Zinman 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), sickle cell disease, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Afolabi-Brown attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Maimonides Medical Center. She is in-network for 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, 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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rani is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rani accepts. She attended Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kane include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Kane is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kane is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: phototherapy (light therapy), shortness of breath (dyspnea), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Grewal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. She is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Long Island College Hospital's residency program. She 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: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Influenza, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep ... (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's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Drexel Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), and Hahnemann University Hospital. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Hoag completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). 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: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Interventional Pulmonology

Dr. Bharat Kumar Awsare, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bharat Awsare specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Awsare include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Awsare's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Awsare is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. John Cohn is an allergy & immunology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and cystic fibrosis (CF). The average patient rating for Dr. Cohn is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cohn include: 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 is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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' areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hadjiliadis's clinical interests include 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 graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. Dr. Hadjiliadis's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's area of specialization is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Scharf attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Scharf is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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. Donna Dolores Carstens, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donna Carstens is an adult pulmonology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and pulmonary fibrosis. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Carstens graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Carstens a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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