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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
6624 Fannin Street; St. Luke's Tower, 19th
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Montalvo is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Montalvo attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Montalvo speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Prince is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prince's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Dr. Farjo is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hanania trained at Toronto General Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanania include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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. Dr. Parulekar has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parulekar takes. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is 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 specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Warner's areas of clinical interest consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Warner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. Dr. Kingah is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He speaks French. He 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 is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Oolut at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oolut honors. Dr. Oolut is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Garcia accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sandoval's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandoval honors. He 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.