Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD

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Neurology

Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Sugar Land, TX and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lalani has extensive experience in Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders. He graduated from Aga Khan Medical College, The Aga Khan University medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, winner of the Stroke Care Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health–Sugar Land Hospital. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD
16605 Southwest Fwy Ste 320 Sugar Land, TX 77479 ()
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Dr. Lalani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lalani

3.3

Based on 65 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Very disappointed patient.
Scheduling took a long time, the staff took multiple attempts and much time lost to get a work order correct. Given what I was paying, I was very disappointed in the quality of care that I received.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bilesh Ladva – May 11, 2022
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Do not recommend
I’ve been experiencing cluster migraines that last for several weeks, when I went to see Dr Lalani he prescribed me the same thing every time and it never works so I tried to explain to him that the medicine was not working and he basically told me well what you want me to do and walked out our appointment before I could say another word. I switched Drs after that. Very rude
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 19, 2022
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Dr. Lalani listens to his patients. He genuinely cares.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Judy ONeal – Dec 07, 2021
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I have an inflammation in my lumbar portion of my spinal cord. I saw Dr. Lalani on Dec 30th 2020 and was admitted to the Methodist Hospital for Transverse Myelitis and treated with steroids over the next 5 days. Follow up appointments with Dr. Lalani were all virtual. He kept telling me I would get better when I knew I was not. On the last virtual appointment in April 2021 I explained my decline and he guaranteed me that I would get better. He actually waved me off on the virtual appointment. It was recommended that I see Dr. Phillip Blum at Herman Memorial. He re-evaluated me and the test confirmed that the inflammation had never been stopped and my condition has worsend. Dr. Blum is now treating the inflammation very aggressively and God Willing I will get may ability to walk again.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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James Tolar – Dec 01, 2021
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Can't say anything about Dr. Lalani one way or the other but I can say that his office is unorganized and Sharon is the rudest individual ever. I waited a month to get a virtual appointment and the day of, receive a call from someone saying I hadn't completed information on a "second portal". I'd just spoken with Sharon the day before and she never mentioned needing additional information. So I completed it and still waited 40 minutes online and the doctor never showed up. I called the office to see why there was a delay and was notified that I may have to wait 1.5 to 2 hours to see the doctor. UNBELIEVEABLE. If you can get an appointment with another Methodist doc, try that. I would give ZERO stars if I could.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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May 11, 2021
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I think Dr. Lalani is wonderful. He has certainly changed my life and has helped me manage my pain for several years. I have referred friends to him who have also been very pleased.
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
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No results
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Mary – Apr 27, 2021
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Dr. Lalani is an outstanding physician. He speaks in a manner that I can understand every word he says. We have a good rapport. I wish all of my doctors were like him.
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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Roy B – Apr 24, 2021
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Dr. Lalani is very knowledgeable and caring. He addressed all of my concerns and question during my visit. His staff is very helpful.
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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Great Doctor! – Mar 18, 2021
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Overall a great and professional doctor.
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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Daniela – Mar 18, 2021
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It was a Virtual visit which I was able to make online through their website. Dr. Lalani had been highly recommend and I was not disappointed. He explained my condition in a manner which was easy to understand and the various treatment options for my Myasthenia Gravis. He was very thorough, professional, and pleasant to deal with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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R Marslender – Feb 06, 2021
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I have found Dr. Lalani to be a very kind, caring, and knowledgable professional. I have low back, hips and neck/shoulder pain. After the first visit and ordering of imaging, he has always tried conservative measures first, then advanced from there. He is not hesitant when the conditions arise to send you another specialist such as a neurosurgeon for another set of eyes on the problem. Yes, there is a wait time, just like there is in all of the other healthcare providers I see from optometrists and chiropractors to cardiologists and gastroenternologists. His most outstanding trait is he is so very very kind and so very humble !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Oct 26, 2020
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Dr Lalania has been my doctor since 2014. He will listen, compassionate, kind, and very helpful with my diagnosis.
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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A.Fisk – Sep 23, 2020
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I had an appointment on 07.01.2020 at 1 pm. I have received a confirmed email. I am here and a doctor's door is closed. Not any sign, not any note that they are not working. I am trying to understand what is going on about 10min. Nothing. After 10 times trying calls I riched a doctor reception. And they say that they are doing diagnoses only by phone. I have not any notification or email about this. And reception says that I will get a text message with a link for phone diagnoses at 1 to 1:15 pm. I am waiting for 40 min. NO any message. I drove 15 min with terrible back pain to be in time and no result. They are not professional. They do not care about their patients. They make nervous and difficult. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED!
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Jul 02, 2020
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I was referred by my PCP due to my back pain. This idiot (dr. Lalani) referred me to do physical therapy without ever ordering an MRI to find out what’s wrong with my spine. After 2 months of PT and over $2k spent, I am still in excruciating pain. He finally decided to order an MRI and after waiting over an hour and 30 minutes, he showed up for 5 minutes and wanted to recommend PT again coupled with an invasive procedure. I wasted my time for 3 months dealing with this inept idiot. If you care for your health, value your time and money, then stay away from this so call doctor. He does not care one bit and lacks compassion. He only cares about the money.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Abu Alpha Khan – Mar 07, 2020
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Dr Lalani had been my Doctor for years. He is attentive, kind, compassionate and most of all knowledgeable. He had treated my injury professionally. I can’t say enough good things about him.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles – Oct 29, 2019
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Outstanding in every way! Dr. Lalani ordered an MRI, diagnosed the problem, performed a procedure to remove cysts from lumbar spine, and the results were life changing. I am a very grateful patient.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Sandra Commito – Jul 09, 2019
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Not really planning to do that. This is my second visit and I’ve been waiting for 45 minutes to see him. I had a 10:15 appointment . I’m really not happy with this . He is either extremely popular or extremely slow!! He’s a really great doctor I HATE to wait??
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Apr 26, 2019
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Waited 1 hour and 10 minutes in exam room. Spent approx 4 mins and 30 seconds with me. I know because I timed it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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May 23, 2018
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This doctor is awful and lacks compassion. If I was assisted with the same urgency that was exhausted to take my payment, then I would’ve rated him higher. What a waste of my time!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Sugar Linda – Mar 20, 2018
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Awful.! Diagnosed or should I say misdiagnosed me with Lupus after a 2 minute conversation. No labs, No examination, No diagnostic test. He could care less and it really shows.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Richmond – Feb 09, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lalani is currently in private practice in Sugar Land, TX. His unique background in neurology gives him an in-depth understanding of the structure...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2007
MD Anderson-U Tex
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Baylor College of Medicine & Affiliated Hospitals
Residency Hospital
2003
Baylor Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1999
Aga Khan Medical College, The Aga Khan University
Medical School
1994
Aga Khan U
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

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What are Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lalani frequently treats Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Lalani specializes.

Where is Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD's office located?

Dr. Lalani's office is located at 16605 Southwest Fwy Ste 320, Sugar Land, TX 77479. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lalani

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lalani treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lalani treats other conditions, please contact the office at (281) 265-0225.

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Lalani is experienced in the area of Headache. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
Tension Headache
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High
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Very High
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Lalani is experienced in the area of Neurodegenerative Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Alzheimer's Disease
Dementia or Depression Screening
Dementia
Parkinson's Disease
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Very High
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Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders

Neuromuscular and movement disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions marked by uncontrolled or unwanted physical movements caused by disruptions in nerve and muscle function.Compare with other Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders specialists.

Dr. Lalani is experienced in the area of Neuromuscular & Movement Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 33 conditions and procedures

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Restless Leg Syndrome
Gait Abnormality
Brachial Plexus Palsy
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High
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Very High
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Neurocritical Care Disorders

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care Disorders specialists.

Dr. Lalani is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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Cranial Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Stroke
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High
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Dr. Lalani's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anosmia
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chordoma
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Numbness
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Pseudobulbar Affect 
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Dr. Lalani accepts the following insurance:

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Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO

Locations

Practice

16605 Southwest Fwy Ste 320 Sugar Land, TX 77479
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