We found 36 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr Jeffrey Mark Ewig MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jeffrey Ewig is a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Ewig is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ewig include: 2012US News and World Report; Top Doctors for Pediatric Pulmonology; and Certificate of Appreciation, University of South Florida Pediatric and Med-Peds Residents. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma

Dr Ritu G Grewal MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Other, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ritu Grewal practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Grewal attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Biofeedback, Pleural E ... (Read more)

Dr Jeffrey Brian Hoag MS MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
219 N Broad Street; 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jeffrey Hoag is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoag include cystic fibrosis (CF), intensive care, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Hoag honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Hoag's professional affiliations include Eastern Regional Medical Center, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Interventional Pulmonology

Karen C Patterson MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin Building Ste. F.
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Karen Patterson's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include second opinions, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pleural effusion (water on the lungs). Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Patterson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Second Opinions, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Lu ... (Read more)

Denis Hadjiliadis MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Denis Hadjiliadis works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Hadjiliadis's areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017. Dr. Hadjiliadis (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Hadjiliadis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Bronchiectasis, Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Donald Peterson is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Peterson is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Peterson completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Peterson has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Peterson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, I ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Lee Greenspon is a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greenspon include sleep study, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. Dr. Greenspon is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenspon honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Greenspon graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Problems, Bronchitis, Indirect Calorimetry, Cystic Fibr ... (Read more)

Daniel Joseph Dorgan MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Daniel Dorgan works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Dorgan's areas of expertise include intensive care, cystic fibrosis (CF), and bronchiectasis. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Dorgan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, Intensive Care, Lung Problems

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Infectious Disease, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David Oxman practices adult critical care, adult infectious disease, and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Oxman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Oxman has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Arterial Bloo ... (Read more)

David William Kennedy MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David Kennedy's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. For his professional training, Dr. Kennedy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kennedy has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibro ... (Read more)

Dr Bharat K Awsare MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Bharat Awsare is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Awsare include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Awsare is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pleural Effusion, Pneumonia, Influenza, Inter ... (Read more)

Dr Donna D Carstens MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Donna Carstens is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Carstens include shortness of breath (dyspnea), anemia, and cystic fibrosis (CF). The average patient rating for Dr. Carstens is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carstens attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Carstens completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Effusion, Arterial Bloo ... (Read more)

Michael Scharf MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
834 Walnut Street; Suite 650
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Scharf, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), cystic fibrosis (CF), and anemia. Dr. Scharf's professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scharf honors. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2009,2008.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Bronchoscopy, Scleroderma, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Maria R Mascarenhas MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Maria Mascarenhas is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College and a graduate of Texas Children's Hospital's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Mascarenhas accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Health Council/"Best in Medicine" Award; America's Best Physicians; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Mascarenhas is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problem ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 230
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Howard Lustine is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Lustine's clinical interests include emphysema, cystic fibrosis (CF), and pneumonia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Lustine has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Tuberculosis, Tests, Pneumonia, Insect Sting Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr John R Cohn MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. John Cohn works as an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Cohn's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include shortness of breath (dyspnea), lung cancer, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Cohn attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Cystic Fibrosis

All Interests: Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Allergies, Pleural Effusion, Squamous Cell Ca ... (Read more)

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