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

Dr. Marcia Katz is a physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz takes. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Katz attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Sinusitis, Asthma, ... (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, who practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Katy 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. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, Dr. Montalvo performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in 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 sees patients in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Prince has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Medical Spanish. Dr. Prince is 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 areas of specialization are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX. Dr. Farjo is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. His professional 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. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. Dr. Parulekar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Hanania performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Hanania is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Houston, TX. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Warner is 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 is an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He speaks French. Dr. Kingah 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. Priya Navaneethan Oolut, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut practices adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Oolut's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. On average, patients gave Dr. Oolut a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Javier Garcia is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He takes Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garcia attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He 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.