We found 15 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. George Mallory, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among Dr. Mallory's clinical interests: lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). He 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. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Robert Moore is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Moore attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Moore honors 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: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

Dr. Fadel Ernesto Ruiz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Fadel Ruiz is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruiz include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He 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. He attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Debra Cutler sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cutler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cutler attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sockrider include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Sockrider performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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 is a specialist in pediatric pulmonology. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Mann is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo for her residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Katkin is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Khoulood Fakhoury practices pediatric pulmonology in Houston, TX. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jordan University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Fakhoury is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fakhoury's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

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

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

Dr. Peter Hiatt's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Hiatt trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hiatt include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Hiatt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

Dr. Jose M Teran, 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Teran honors. Dr. Teran studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Nidhy Varghese's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In her practice, Dr. Varghese focuses on cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Varghese accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albany Medical College and then 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. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rama include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Rama 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. She is a graduate of St. George's, University of London. Dr. Rama trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Moonnumakal is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Moonnumakal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Ricardo Mosquera's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Mosquera honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mosquera is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. Patient ratings for Dr. French average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. French include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. French's training includes a residency program 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.
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