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Dr. Alex Lechin, MD

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Lechin

Dr. Alex Lechin, MD is a pulmonary critical care medicine specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from Central University-Venezuela and specializes in pulmonary critical care medicine and sleep medicine.


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Dr. Lechin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
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HealthSmart
Humana
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Dr. Lechin's conditions and procedures:

  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Spirometry
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

"Alex Eduardo Lechin is an Internist, Pulmonologist, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine specialist, scientist, and medical educator. He holds boards certifications from the American Board of Medical Specialties, in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Baylor Col of Med
Fellowship Hospital
ETSU Internal Medicine Residency Program
Residency Hospital
Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1986
Central University-Venezuela
Medical School
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lechin

4.3

Based on 33 reviews

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Dr. Lechin is a great doctor. I am always asking multiple questions about my illness, he listens and answers all my questions thoroughly and advises me. He is a very knowledgeable, dedicated and compassionate doctor.
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Every time I visit Dr. Lechin I always have a wonderful experience and he always takes the time to listen to me and help me.
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Dr. Alex Lechin is a great doctor and I always have a wonderful experience. He took his time and explained exactly what was wrong and what treatment was needed.
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Doctor is very thorough to my needs and very knowledgeable. I was able to obtain an appointment within a reasonable amount of time. Staff is very polite.
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I was referred to Dr by my pcp for lung problem that after seeing 2 other pulmonologist nobody could figured out or help me. I got an appointment in 48 hours from when I called and got to see him just few minutes from my arrival. I brought with me over 30 pages of prior medical records, lab work, breathing tests, chest X-rays, CT scans, which He showed me and explained to me!, He examined thoroughly. He told what I had! And after his treatment I finally feel better for the first time in 2 years!
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Great doctor, professional and friendly staff
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Warm, caring, extremely knowledgeable doctor who took all time to hear my problem, examined me throughly and resolved my medical problem
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I saw Dr. Lechin for the first time a few days ago. He and his staff couldn’t have been nicer. I was seen with almost no waiting time. Dr. Lechin is patient and kind. He answered all of my questions. He took the time to make sure that I understood all of my results and his instructions. An overall wonderful experience.
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Excellent doctor. Takes time to explain everything. Very personable and compassionate. His staff is very friendly as well.
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When I first saw Dr. Lechin I was 19 years old, had barely managed to graduate high school, and could barely get myself out of bed long enough to eat a meal and take a shower. After being misdiagnosed by doctor after doctor my whole life I wasn't expecting this time to be any different, but 5 minutes into my visit with him I knew I was where I needed to be. I have seen him for 5 years now, and will recommend him to everyone. He can be sporadic at times but his skills as a doctor are unparalleled
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Very impatient with me. He doesn't listen to my concerns, and last visit was terrible. He walked in, said hello, sat at the computer and asked if I was doing okay. I answered yes, and he nodded, checked some things on the computer, at which point I mentioned that my medication wasn't helping like it used to) and then walked out of the room, loudly telling his nurse 'she can have her refill and go.' That was it, end of appointment. Come back in a year. No thanks. I'll find another physician.
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Dr. Lechin does not waste your time, his diagnoses are spot on, his knowledge is impressive. His bedside manner can come across as abrupt, but one needs to decide between brains or courtesy, and I'll take his knowledge any day over pleasantries. However, he is a very nice doctor once you get to know and trust him. When he walked into the hospital to treat me after I had been seen by many other docs who left me uneasy, he took control and instantly put me at ease.
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These nurses are the worst! They never answer the phone. I've left many messages for his nurse to call me back regarding my test results, but again a waste of energy! These people lack effective communication skills! I would never recommend! I wouldn't waste my breath! 0 stars??
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He was so kind and such a great doctor to get along with.
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He's a fabulous Doctor, their is no better than this Doctor! He saved my husbands life! He's fast, courtious, amazing, diagnosed perfectly.
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Great Doctor!! He took very good care of me, I didn't have to wait long as it always is with other doctors, very knowledgable. He took all the time to explain and answer all my questions. He was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. Me and my family will always recommend.
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