We found 15 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Choice near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Debra Atkinson Cutler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Debra Cutler's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cutler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cutler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies, Asthma

Dr. Marianna Martin Sockrider, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marianna Sockrider sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sockrider's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Robert William Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Internal Medicine
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Moore sees patients in Houston, TX and Winnie, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma, Kidney Problems

Dr. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Dr. Mallory honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Dr. Mallory is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Lung Transplant, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Peter William Hiatt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Hiatt is a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Hiatt is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Khoulood Farid Fakhoury, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khoulood Fakhoury is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Jordan University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Fakhoury's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Jose M Teran Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jose Teran is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. He obtained his medical school training at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Teran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
621 Fannin; Suite 1040.00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Ruiz's education and training includes medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

Dr. Nidhy Paulose Varghese, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nidhy Varghese is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Varghese's clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary hypertension. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr. Jennifer Ann Rama, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Rama's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Rama is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Rama is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Siby Pothen Moonnumakal, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Greenway Plaza; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siby Moonnumakal works as a pediatric pulmonologist. His areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moonnumakal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moonnumakal graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moonnumakal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Michelle Chrisco Chrisco, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street; 9th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Mann, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mann's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Julie Pamela Katkin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Julie Katkin's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Katkin's clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Ricardo Alberto Mosquera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6431 Fannin Street; #3.226a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Mosquera specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In addition to English, Dr. Mosquera speaks Spanish. Before completing his residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Mosquera attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Mechanical Ventilation, Cystic Fibrosis

Dr. Shannon L French, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shannon French practices pediatric endocrinology in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. French average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Dr. French is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. French attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Phoenix Children's Hospital for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes unusually thick mucus to build up in the lungs and other organs. This makes it difficult to breathe. Bacteria can grow in the mucus and people with cystic fibrosis are prone to lung infections. When mucus collects in the pancreas, people with cystic fibrosis aren’t able to produce the enzymes needed to digest food properly, and can be prone to malnutrition or diabetes. The median age of survival for someone with cystic fibrosis is only 37, but people are surviving longer than ever before thanks to medical advances; it is not unheard of for people with cystic fibrosis to live into their 40’s or even older.

Symptoms of cystic fibrosis most commonly begin in childhood, although in milder cases the symptoms may not appear until teenage years or even adulthood. Symptoms can include salty skin, a persistent cough, repeated lung infections, wheezing and shortness of breath, failure to thrive and poor weight gain despite eating adequate amounts, and unusual bowel movements.

Treatment for most cystic fibrosis patients involves procedures known as airway clearance techniques. These are changes in position or methods of tapping or pounding that shake mucus loose from the lungs and allow it to be coughed out. Inhalers are also commonly used to apply medication to thin out the mucus in the lungs. Antibiotics can be taken orally, by inhaler, or through an IV to combat infections. Nutritional support is extremely important with cystic fibrosis because digestion is impaired and diabetes is such a common complication. Many patients take pancreatic enzymes to support their digestion. Finally, for a certain type of cystic fibrosis, there is a new medication called Kalydeco that works to help the defective protein in the body work better and clear mucus from the body.
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