We found 5 otologists and neurotologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.
Dr. Robert Williamson's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Williamson is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williamson include facial problems, ear surgery, and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, 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. For his professional training, Dr. Williamson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Williamson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Williamson is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Ear Surgery, Tumor, Meningioma, Acoustic Neuroma, Nerve Problems, Cochlear Implant
Dr. Shaista Husain is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Khyber Medical College and 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). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Husain is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Hay ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeffrey Vrabec sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Vrabec is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vrabec include facial problems, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vrabec is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horwitz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Horwitz attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Horwitz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital.
Dr. Bobby Alford is an otologist and neurotologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Alford honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
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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.