We found 4 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Steven Russell Boas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
1220 Iroquois Avenue; Suite 140
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Steven Boas specializes in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care and practices in Glenview, IL, Naperville, IL, and Barrington, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. Dr. Boas's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Boas completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Boas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Pectus Excavatum, Chronic Cough

Dr. Manali S Amin Mishra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
730 Prairie Avenue
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Manali Amin is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Amin include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Amin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Nose Problems, Birth Defects, Hay ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi R Nemivant, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Nemivant practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Nemivant's clinical interests: sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Nemivant attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Lung Cancer, Asthma, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jobby J Mampilly, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 102
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. His clinical interests include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mampilly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mampilly welcomes new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asthma, Intensive Care, Chronic Cough

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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.
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