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We found 9 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Marcia F Fay Katz, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcia Katz's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung cancer, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Katz's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Katz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justo Alfonso Montalvo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6624 Fannin Street; St. Luke's Tower, 19th
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo is a sleep medicine and adult pulmonology specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy Clinic. Dr. Montalvo is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an adult critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prince honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince 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's specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Farjo is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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. 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 medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Parulekar's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Parulekar 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. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania is an intensive care specialist and adult pulmonologist. Dr. Hanania's clinical interests encompass asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Toronto General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanania takes.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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

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

Dr. Mark Warner's medical specialty is adult critical care and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Warner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kingah speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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

Dr. Javier Garcia works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Garcia is in-network for Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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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.