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

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Dr Steven Russell Boas MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Other
Average rating 2.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1220 Iroquois Avenue; Suite 140
Naperville, IL

Dr. Steven Boas is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Glenview, IL, Naperville, IL, and Barrington, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boas include cystic fibrosis (CF), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), and asthma. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Boas completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

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

Dr Manali S Amin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
730 Prairie Avenue
Naperville, IL

Dr. Manali Amin is a pediatric otolaryngologist. Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Amin attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Amin's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

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

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

Dr. Ravi Nemivant specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nemivant include sleep disorders, emphysema, and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Nemivant's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

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

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

Dr. Jobby Mampilly is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. His areas of clinical interest consist of intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Mampilly studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mampilly's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

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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