We found 15 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis near Lexington, MA.

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Dr. Umakanth A Khatwa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Bariatric Medicine, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Umakanth Katwa's specialties are pediatric pulmonology, bariatric medicine, and pediatric sleep medicine. He practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Katwa has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep apnea and cough. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Katwa's residency was performed at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Merit Scholarship, Government of India; Medical School, New York; and Areas of interests, Pediatric Respiratory Disorders Sleep disorders in Adults & Children. Dr. Katwa (or staff) speaks Kannada, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Cough

Dr. Henry Lawrence Dorkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Henry Dorkin is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and cough. Dr. Dorkin has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dorkin has received include Boston Super Doctors; Endowed Lectureship "Advances in Cystic Fibrosis", Elissa R Klein Lecture, UMass; and Theodore L. Badger Memorial Lecturer, Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Thoracic Soc, Newton, Mass. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia

Dr. Kenan Edward Haver, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenan Haver is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haver include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Children's National Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Haver attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Haver has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Thoracic Society and Member, American College Of Chest Physicians. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Jonathan M Gaffin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Gaffin is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Dr. Gaffin has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Cigna. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Gaffin attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gaffin is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Gregory S Sawicki, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Gregory Sawicki's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Sawicki is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sawicki obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He has received the following distinction: Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Virginia S Kharasch, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, General Pediatrics
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Virginia Kharasch's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics. She practices in Brighton, MA, Boston, MA, and Brockton, MA. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Kharasch accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and performed her residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kharasch has received professional recognition including the following: Pre-Med Honors Society, Univ Of Phillipines; Pi Gamma Mu, Nat Social Sci Honor Society; and Honors Society Of Phi-Kappa-Phi. In addition to English, Dr. Kharasch (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Kharasch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Dawn A Ericson Woods, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dawn Ericson works as a pediatric pulmonologist. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and exercise physiology. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ericson studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Exercise Physiology, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Alicia M.H. Casey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Alicia Casey is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Casey accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Casey completed a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Dennis M Rosen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dennis Rosen's specialties are pediatric pulmonology and pediatric sleep medicine. He practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosen include down syndrome, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Kaplan Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Rosen attended The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rosen has received professional recognition including the following: Von L. Meyer Award. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Cough

Dr. Catherine Ann Sheils, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Sheils practices pediatric pulmonology in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Peabody, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sheils is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Sheils attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Janeway Scholar, Child Health Research Center and Grant, Children'S Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Tuberculosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Martha P Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Martha Fishman works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. Dr. Fishman's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishman's office for an appointment. Dr. Fishman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Children's Hospital Boston's residency program. Dr. Fishman's distinctions include: Janeway Scholar; Fellowship Award; and Juvenile Diabetes Fellowship Award. Dr. Fishman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Dr. Christopher Hug, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Hug's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hug include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital Boston. He has received professional recognition including the following: DP2 Innovator Award and Office of the Director, NIH. Dr. Hug's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Rett Syndrome, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Meera Subramaniam, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Meera Subramaniam is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Subramaniam's education and training includes medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subramaniam include cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and asthma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC). Dr. Subramaniam has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Cough, Pneumonia, Asthma

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Leighton Street; Unit 2006
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Floating Hospital for Children. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sabharwal include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sabharwal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monica M Ulles
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Ms. Monica Ulles takes Medicare insurance. Ms. Ulles is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems

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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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