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 Kier M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4 Technology Drive; Stony Brook Technology Park
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Catherine Kier, who practices in Stony Brook, NY, Islip Terrace, NY, and Patchogue, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Kier attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kier include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kier is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4 Technology Drive
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Barry Diener's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Diener is an in-network provider for HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. He graduated from New York Medical College.

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

Dr. Mathew Ednick works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Hampton Bays, NY, Smithtown, NY, and East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), exercise physiology, and sleep apnea. Dr. Ednick takes HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Ednick attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Laryngoscopy, Lung Problems, Sleep Disorders, Bronchoscopy, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Galvin-Parton M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
University Hospital; L5
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Patricia Galvin-Parton is a pediatric genetics specialist in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. She graduated from New York Medical College and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, polycystic kidney disease, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Galvin-Parton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 practices pediatric infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beneri include sinusitis (sinus infection), immunization (preventive vaccines), and sore throat (pharyngitis). Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beneri honors. Dr. Beneri graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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