We found 10 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Justo Alfonso Montalvo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3900 Essex Lane; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Montalvo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Montalvo is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Apnea, Asthma

Dr. Whitney Shea Prince, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden; Suite 5.82a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Whitney Prince's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She practices in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and Houston, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prince is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Prince has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema

All Interests: Transbronchial Biopsy, Pneumonia, Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Sepsis, Thoracentesis

Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Farjo speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Endobronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Hanania attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hanania is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Amit D Parulekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden Road; Ms Bcm620, Suite 9.59
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Parulekar's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Parulekar's clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Transplant, Intensive Care, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Mark Timothy Warner, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Warner, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warner include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Warner takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Pascal Lemnyuy Kingah, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
925 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pascal Kingah, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks French. Dr. Kingah is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Priya Navaneethan Oolut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut sees patients in Sugar Land, TX, Wharton, TX, and El Campo, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oolut include lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oolut is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Oolut attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Cancer, Lung Surgery, Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Barreda Barreda Garcia, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 1.434
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Javier Garcia specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Jose Luis Sandoval, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Sandoval practices general internal medicine. Dr. Sandoval is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Sandoval speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventive Care

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What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It is really two diseases in one: chronic bronchitis (which causes inflammation and thick mucus production in the airways of the lungs) and emphysema (which damages the air sacs and alveoli, delicate structures of the lung tissue that allow a person to breathe).

In the United States, almost all cases of COPD are caused by smoking or exposure to tobacco smoke. Other causes include occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and pollution, and a rare genetic condition.

COPD causes a wet cough that doesn’t go away. It can come with shortness of breath and wheezing, or a tight feeling in the chest. Some people have flare ups where their symptoms get worse, and during this time they can also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever and fatigue.

There is no cure for COPD, but there are treatments to improve breathing and slow the progression of the disease. The first step is to reduce exposure to what caused COPD in the first place, such as smoking. Medicines such as bronchodilators, usually given in an inhaler, can relax the muscles around the airways and make it easier to breathe. Sometimes they are given along with glucocorticosteroids, drugs that reduce inflammation. Vaccines help prevent respiratory illnesses that can worsen COPD. Oxygen therapy can be used if people aren’t able to get enough oxygen into their lungs on their own. In extreme cases, surgery can be used to remove damaged tissue from the lungs or even perform a lung transplant.
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