Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD

Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 54

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(281) 317-4588

Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD is a Pulmonologist in Houston, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress and HCA Houston Healthcare Cypress Fairbanks. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Puppala to book an appointment.

Locations

Houston Pulmonary, Sleep and Allergy Associates

Houston Pulmonary, Sleep and Allergy Associates13219 Dotson Rd Ste 210 Houston, TX 77070
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Salvador E. Murra M.d.11302 Fallbrook Dr Ste 205 Houston, TX 77065
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Puppala's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puppala

3.9

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
69.04761904761905%
(29)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(3)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(9)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (32)
  • Listened & answered questions (32)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (32)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (11)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
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Very disappointing experience. I was diagnosed with copd and I was offered no advice or explanation of what the disease entailed. Pretty much learned of my diagnosis through an email. I was given a prescription and sent on my way.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Patty Walsh – Apr 27, 2021
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I really liked Dr. Puppala but his staff were horrible. I was to have a second CT scan on my lungs and the staff never confirmed With my insurance. The imaging place tried to contact them several times over a period of two months. I tried and tried to get them to do it to no avail. Another dr. Contacted this office for me and got no reply . It’s a waste of time and money to go this office no matter how good the doctor is.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jun 11, 2020
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Dr Puppala sent a portal message to his patients on March 16 during coronavirus. Oak trees and grass pollen was extremely high and I didnt feel well and my anxiety was high. I replied to his message with my symptoms. Within minutes he called me. He called my pharmacy and ordered medication. I feel so much better. My anxiety diminished just by speaking with him. Dr Puppala is a very caring doctor. I appreciate him and his staff very much and Im so thankful he is one of my doctors.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bird – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr Puppala himself is nice, and easy to work with. However I have never waited less than 45 minutes past my appointment time to see him (usually over an hour) and his staff are just terrible. The event that lead me to write this review was my recent experience (the latest in a string of bad experiences) when my BiPap machine broke. The machine was making a funny noise, so I called the surgery to see what they would suggest. The woman on the phone looked up my records, told me the machine was still under warranty and that the only way to use the warranty was to bring it in to the office, she told me the name of the lady I should ask for when I got there. So I took a morning off work to drive over there (they've recently moved so they are now a 40 minute drive instead of a 10 minute drive from home). I got there and asked for the name I was given. The desk lady asked if I had an appointment. I said no, I wasn't told I needed one. She told me the lady wouldn't see me without an appoin
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Sep 24, 2019
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I really like drs Puppala and Yerramasetti. They have completely brought my asthma under control. They put me on new biologic shots and I am now symptom free!! No inhalers!! Staff and all are very kind and helpful. If you have asthma, see them!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Terri Mullins – Aug 29, 2019
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Without Dr Puppala’s care I wouldn’t have the quality of life I have today! Five stars is not enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 01, 2019
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He is very thorough, and he listens to his patients.
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What could be improved
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Mar 17, 2019
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He has provided wonderful care for me for both sleep apnea and COPD. He has been A REAL LIFESAVER! Very caring and knowledgeable in his field. If you have sleep apnea or COPD, you won't find anyone better to treat you. Highest recommendation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Morris, DDS in Spring, TX – Jan 05, 2019
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I have IPF. I am approaching my 6th year under Dr Puppala's care. I believe he is directly responsible for me living this long. Not only is Dr Puppala very knowledgeable, he actually listens when the patient talks. He will go the last mile to address the patient's needs, whether it be new medicine or new procedures. Dr. Puppala is hands down the best pulmonologist I have had.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fred L. Fraser in Houston, TX – Nov 09, 2018
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Dr. Puppala has been so attentive and caring while treating my breathing problems. I've been hospitalized at least ten times during the last four years and He has been a savior every time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margaret K in Houston, TX – Nov 08, 2018
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Very likely to recommend him. My husband has been seeing him for many years and he has thorough and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Oct 12, 2018
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I am thinking as I sit here typing this that possibly the only reason I am alive today is due to this physicians uncanny ability to diagnose more than the obvious.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James R. Thompson in Houston, TX – Oct 04, 2018
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Very thorough, accepts questions openly for clarity, good bedside manner, professional and very calming. His attention to my specific medication condition is right on target.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roger Kruse in Houston, TX – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr. Puppala and his staff promptly assisted me in overcoming several health issues with proper meds and specific testing to pinpoint issues. My quality of life has been improved through good health, that he has helped me accomplish and maintain. Thanks again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jess Parker in Tomball, TX – Aug 21, 2018
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I have been going to Dr Puppala for over 17 years and he has helped me go from severe asthma to moderate and very controlled symptoms .He and his office staff are very professional and friendly,i recommend them highly .I feel very fortunate to be in his care .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Davis in Houston, TX – Jun 27, 2018
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I have been extremely pleased with the results of my Asthma treatment by Dr Puppala
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Ana M Wilbourn in Spring, TX – Jun 11, 2018
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Under his care nearly ten years when I was told I had little time left! He is a fine practitioner innovative and skilled. He listens answers questions including the patient in their care. I highly recommend Dr Puppala.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frances Griffith in Cypress, TX – Jun 08, 2018
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Dr. Puppala has been my pulmonologist for a few years. He is a dedicated physician, extremely compassionate, and I trust him with my life. I highly recommend him and his great staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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J. Jackson in Cypress, TX – May 20, 2018
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An excellent Dr.,I most certainly would recommend him to anyone in need for a Pulmonary ?????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judith Greer in Houston,Texas – May 18, 2018
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Very nice and informative.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Houston, TX – Apr 12, 2017
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Puppala's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Asthma more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puppala treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Puppala treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Puppala's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Biopsy
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Puppala accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana Health Plan of Texas
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
PHCS
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United Healthcare

About Me

Care Philosophy

MD, FCCP

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD?

Call (281) 317-4588 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Puppala has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Puppala's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Puppala frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Asthma, and Sleep Apnea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Puppala treats.

Where is Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD's office located?

Dr. Puppala's office is located at 13219 Dotson Rd Ste 210, Houston, TX 77070. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dileep Puppala, MD speak?

Dr. Puppala speaks Spanish, Telugu, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Puppala is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX

4 Awards Received

HCA Houston Healthcare Cypress Fairbanks

Houston, TX

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Shenandoah, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)