We found 7 providers with an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and who accept United Healthcare Bronze EPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Nicola Alexander Hanania, MS, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6620 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicola Hanania specializes in adult pulmonology. Before completing his residency at Toronto General Hospital, Dr. Hanania attended medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Hanania takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hanania (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Hanania is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Problems, Bronchodilators, Asthma

Dr. Bashar Imad Farjo, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
2727 W Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bashar Farjo, who practices in Houston, TX and Richmond, TX, is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farjo accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Farjo attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amit D Parulekar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1709 Dryden Road; Ms Bcm620, Suite 9.59
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Amit Parulekar is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Parulekar's clinical interests include lung transplant, intensive care, and asthma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parulekar honors. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Parulekar is 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

Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rachele Gibson is an adult pulmonologist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gibson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walid Baaklini practices sleep medicine and adult pulmonology in Houston, TX. Dr. Baaklini is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Baaklini speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

Dr. Priya N Navaneethan, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
6410 Fannin Street; 600
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Oolut specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Oolut's clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung cancer, and lung surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Oolut completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
3900 Essex Lane; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justo Montalvo is a medical specialist in sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Montalvo graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma

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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.
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