We found 5 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Bashar Farjo practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Farjo is professionally affiliated with Western Maryland Health System, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts.

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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, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania works as an adult pulmonologist. His areas of expertise consist of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Hanania is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hanania trained at Toronto General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Hanania (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. 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 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 is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parulekar include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Parulekar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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

Dr. Justo Montalvo's areas of specialization are sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. Dr. Montalvo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic, and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Tanglewood Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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. Priya N Navaneethan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut's medical specialty is adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. Dr. Oolut is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Oolut's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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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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