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

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

Dr. Debra Cutler is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cutler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Her professional 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Missouri Health System's residency program. 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. Dr. Moore has indicated that his clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He 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. Peter William Hiatt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Hiatt's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Hiatt attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Fakhoury focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fakhoury takes. She graduated from 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. She is 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Teran is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teran accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. George Mallory is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallory takes. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Ruiz's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for his residency.

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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. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary hypertension. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Varghese is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Varghese (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Varghese is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Jennifer Rama is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Her clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Rama is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended medical school at St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Rama is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Moonnumakal's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for residency. Dr. Mann takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Katkin graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has a special interest in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katkin is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Marcia Katz is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katz include sinusitis (sinus infection), lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Katz's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Katz trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Katz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Shannon French is a pediatric endocrinologist in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. French average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. French's clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is an in-network provider for 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 and then went on to complete her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: 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.