We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.
Dr. Shaista Husain is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Khyber Medical College, she performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Husain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Vrabec's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Vrabec is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Vrabec is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Geisinger Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Laser Treatment, Hearing Aids, ... (Read more)
Dr. Melton Horwitz specializes in otology and neurotology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Horwitz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Horwitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Horwitz highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Horwitz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Robert Williamson specializes in otology and neurotology and practices in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Williamson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Williamson attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.
Dr. Bobby Alford's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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Otologists/neurotologists are otolaryngologists, or ear nose and throat doctors, that specifically treat problems affecting the ears or balance. They may also treat tumors and nerve disorders that affect the area surrounding the structure of the ear, such as the temporal bone or base of the skull. Otologists/neurotologists have an interest in neurological ear problems, or disorders affecting the way the ear connects to the brain. These specialists offer both medical and surgical treatment, and they typically treat both adults and children.
The specialty may be referred to as otology/neurotology, otology and neurotology, otoneurology, neuro-otology, or sometimes simply as “O/N.” All of these titles refer to physicians who treat disorders that afflict balance, the ear, and the bones and nerves surrounding the ear. Examples of some of the conditions treated by otologist/neurotologists include:
- Hearing loss or tinnitus
- Infectious diseases of the ear
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Facial and cranial nerve disorders
- Tumor at the base of the skull
- Acoustic neuroma, or a tumor within the ear
- Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that causes balance problems and a ringing sound
- Placement of cochlear implants
- Vestibular function disorders, which interfere with the sense of motion and balance
- Encephalocele or meningocele, where the brain bulges into the ear canal
These disorders are more than just typical hearing loss. They can severely impact quality of life, or in some cases even be life-threatening. Otologists/neurotologists are uniquely specialized doctors who work closely with related specialists such as audiologists and neurosurgeons to help patients with balance, ear, and nerve problems.