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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Husain's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Khyber Medical College and 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). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She 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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vrabec include facial problems, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vrabec is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vrabec trained at Geisinger Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Bone Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Laser Treatment, Hearing Aids, ... (Read more)
Dr. Melton Horwitz is a specialist in otology and neurotology. He works in Houston, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horwitz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horwitz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital.
Dr. Robert Williamson is an otologist and neurotologist in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Williamson is affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Williamson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
Dr. Bobby Alford is an otology and neurotology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Alford is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.
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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.