We found 5 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Health Insurance Plan of New York near East Setauket, NY.

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Dr. Catherine Tayag-Kier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Catherine Kier is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kier accepts. Dr. Kier attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Exercise Physiology, Pneumonia, Tracheostomy, Cystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Lawrence Diener, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Barry Diener works as a pediatric pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Diener include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Diener is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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Dr. Mathew D Ednick, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
100 Nicolls Road; # Level11
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Ednick's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ednick include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ednick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Ednick attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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Dr. Patricia Galvin-Parton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Galvin-Parton is a medical specialist in pediatric genetics. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, polycystic kidney disease, and cystic fibrosis (CF). She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Galvin-Parton honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Metabolic Disorders, Infertility, Miscarriage, Mitochondrial Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christy Anne Beneri, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Hsc Suny Stony Brook; Department of Pediatrics Hsc T-11
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Christy Beneri is a medical specialist in pediatric infectious disease. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Beneri's training includes a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and sore throat (pharyngitis). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beneri takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Immunotherapy, Sore Throat, Immunization, Ear Infection, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, ... (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.
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