Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD
Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Cypress, TX. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Cochinwala is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Houston Northwest Medical Center and North Cypress Medical Center.

21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 375

Cypress, TX 77429

Contact Information

(832) 237-0400

Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD

Dr. Asif Cochinwala, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • 5 More

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Dr. Cochinwala's Experience

Dr. Cochinwala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cochinwala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cochinwala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cochinwala to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Cochinwala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Houston, TX |
I found this doctor to be rude. His bedside leaves a lot to be desired. He was also somewhat insulting.
Cypress, TX |
I had a terrible experience with Dr. Cochinwala and his staff. My infusions were moved multiple times on short notice, he never understood my diagnosis and was treating me incorrectly for a number of months, and they did not work well with my insurance company or Remistart.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Cochinwala is the first Rheumatology doctor I have see. He was easy to talk to, patient with my questions and ordered necessary labs and imaging test to review my medical needs. I feel I am in the best hands in his care. His staff is professional and works quickly to provide there part in customer care. Pamela, one of his front desk office personnel is consistently cheerful and informative.
in Houston, TX |
After seeing a doctor I did not like at all for a year, I have been seeing Dr. Cochinwala since 2006. He is compassionate and caring, along with being extremely knowledgeable in how to treat both of the forms of arthritis that I have. His office staff is great, also. I highly recommend Dr. Cochinwala.
in Sugar Land, TX |
He check his patients very diligently/ thoroughly. I does take his time to see patients. His staff will call you to remind about your labs.
in Houston, TX |
My Dr over 11 years, professional, courteous and genuinely concerned.
in Houston, TX |
Good Dr my Dr for 13 years
in Katy, TX |
Dr. Cochonwala is very professional, friendly, and attentive. His office staff is friendly and professional. I would recommend Dr. Cochonwala to anyone.
in League City, TX |
Dr. Cochinwala has been my rheumatologist for 8 years. He genuinely cares about his patients and does his absolute best by us. He works to stay on the cutting edge of his field and is very knowledgeable. I always feel comfortable asking him questions, and he always takes the time to discuss my options with me. I am very picky with my doctors, and he is one of the best--heck, I drive an hour each way every month to see him! His PA, nurses, and staff are all wonderful as well.
in Houston, TX |
I have been seeing Dr Cochinwala for almost 12 years. I appreciate his approach to my treatment options. Pamela, who works at front desk is always helpful, she makes me feel like family. I get an infusion every 4 weeks and I could not ask for a better nurse than Mai.
in Houston, TX |
I love Dr. Chochinwalla!!! He is the first rheumatologist I went to when I first discovered I had the disease and I've never even thought about looking elsewhere. He is very thorough and his staff is helpfull and very polite. I have blood taken everytime I go which tells me that he is staying on top of my treatment. I would definitely recommend his office!!!!!
in Houston, TX |
A considerate doctor who has helped me immensely .
in Houston, TX |
My mom was asked to follow up with him after an ER visit. He quickly disputed the hospital diagnosis without doing one test. He was rude and demanding regarding her previous doctors. We came back for second visit and they had us scheduled for bone density (which I did not know) and let us leave without doing it. Called us after we left and asked us to come back or call to reschedule. My mom is in wheelchair and has to be transferred in and out of car. We did not return.
in Houston,Tx |
Did not help my Mom at all, in fact took her off her meds and made her worse! He insisted she had one thing wrong and after seeing 3 other Dr for opinions and being told no it was not that, he would only send in a PA to see her. Needless to say, we are very happy seeing another RA Dr!
in Tomball, TX |
This man is the single WORST DOCTOR ON THE PLANET! Never have I ever been disrespected by a physician. He only wants your money HE IS HORRIBLE! You will spend only 4 mins with him. Cochinwala will make his inaccurate diagnosis prior to testing you or an exam. Hell ask very personal questions that have nothing to do with medical and will dismiss other doctors diagnosis and specialist treatments. Not only is he rude, full of him self and thinks he is GOD, he treats other doctors badly.
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Dr. Cochinwala accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Cochinwala has admitting privileges

Houston Northwest Medical Center
710 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77090
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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
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North Cypress Medical Center
21214 Northwest Fwy
Cypress, TX 77429
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