We found 13 providers with an interest in cystic fibrosis and who accept Blue Choice 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 practices pediatric pulmonology in Houston, TX. He has a special interest in lung transplant, cystic fibrosis (CF), and asthma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Mallory honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and kidney problems. He 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. 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, Kidney Problems

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

Dr. Fadel Ruiz, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Ruiz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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'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, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma

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

Dr. Marianna Sockrider practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Sockrider's areas of expertise include the following: cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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 is a pediatric pulmonology specialist. Her areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Mann honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Dr. Mann attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. 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. Nidhy Paulose Varghese, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
1504 Taub Loop
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nidhy Varghese sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Her areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary hypertension. She 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. Varghese attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Varghese (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Malayalam. Dr. Varghese'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, Pulmonary Hypertension

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

Dr. Debra Cutler's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Cutler is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cutler attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School 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, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Premature Babies, Asthma

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

Dr. Peter Hiatt, who practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hiatt include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Hiatt accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Problems, Asthma

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rama include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Rama honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's, University of London and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. Clinical interests for Dr. Teran include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. Dr. Teran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His 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, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Julie Katkin is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Katkin's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Katkin 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. Siby Pothen Moonnumakal, BS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Greenway Plaza; Suite 900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Siby Moonnumakal's specialty is pediatric pulmonology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moonnumakal include cystic fibrosis (CF) and asthma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Moonnumakal attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His 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, Lung Problems, Asthma

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

Dr. Shannon French specializes in pediatric endocrinology and practices in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). Before performing her residency at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Dr. French attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. French accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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