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 medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Husain 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). Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Husain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting 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. These areas are among Dr. Vrabec's clinical interests: facial problems, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Vrabec is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vrabec completed residency programs 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. Dr. Vrabec's practice is open to new patients.
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 and practices in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Horwitz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Horwitz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Robert Williamson is an otologist and neurotologist in Austin, TX and Houston, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Williamson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Austin Regional Clinic and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.
Dr. Bobby Alford practices otology and neurotology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alford honors. Dr. Alford attended medical school at 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.