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We found 15 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO 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 in Houston, TX. Dr. Cutler is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus, and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cutler has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moore include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moore honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hiatt include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Hiatt attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Fakhoury takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Jordan University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Fakhoury attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Teran include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Teran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 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. George Barron Mallory Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Mallory works as a pediatric pulmonologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mallory include 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. Dr. Mallory obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mallory is professionally 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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. His 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. Dr. Ruiz takes 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, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Nidhy Varghese is a pediatric pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Varghese's clinical interests encompass cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary hypertension. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Varghese is professionally 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 practices pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rama graduated from St. George's, University of London and St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rama accepts.

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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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Houston, TX. In his practice, Dr. Moonnumakal focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Moonnumakal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Mann is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann takes.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Katkin is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Katkin attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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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'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: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Shannon French is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. In Dr. French's practice, she is particularly interested in type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before completing her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. French attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. French 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.