Dr. James Ludwick, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 49

Dr. James Ludwick, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ludwick has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College Of Ohio medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare West. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ludwick to book an appointment.

Dr. Ludwick

West Houston ENT & Sleep Center

12606 West Houston Center Blvd Ste 220 Houston, TX 77082
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ludwick

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ludwick treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ludwick treats other conditions, please contact the office at (281) 556-1102.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Ludwick is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Ludwick's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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(281) 556-1102

Dr. Ludwick accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Ludwick's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ludwick

3.8

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
68.4931506849315%
(50)
4 Stars
1.36986301369863%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.36986301369863%
(1)
1 Star
28.767123287671232%
(21)
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What went well
  • Office environment (54)
  • Staff friendliness (50)
  • Appointment scheduling (48)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (21)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (21)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (20)
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Love the Sugarland ENT & Sleep Center team. Dr. Ludwick is amazing! He listened to my issues and quickly recommended treatment that would make me feel better. He took the time to explain the causes of my breathing and sinus issues as well as the procedures to correct. He has been so helpful with getting my CPAP machine adjusted to the right pressure and fitting me for a new mask. Awesome experience! I also need to give kudos to his staff. They are so nice and helpful.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nannette Halvorsen – Jul 09, 2021
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Thorough examination and information provided in layman terms to easily understand.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ronald M – Feb 07, 2021
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If you have a challenging sinus issues or Sleep Apnea this is the Dr. I would recommend. I have had chronic sinusitis, 3 sinus surgeries and five different ENTs over the last 16 years. Dr. Ludwick is the best of the best, current on the latest research and treatment options, and the only ENT that recommended a course of treatment that resolved all of my sinus issues. His office staff is very professional and responsive.
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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Mark Early – Jan 12, 2021
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He is very good
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Georgia Barger – Dec 12, 2020
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I found Dr Ludwick in 2014, that was after seeing 3 other ENTs in the Houston area between 2002 and 2013 and receiving less than satisfactory results. Dr. Ludwick has taken the time needed to understand my Sleep Apnea issues and make surgical corrections only when necessary. He also fully explained the procedures, downtime and the recovery process. I am staying with Dr Ludwick for duration. No need to find another ENT.
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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James McCoy – Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Ludwick was awesome! He’s very informational and immediately knew my issue and my issue started going away in a day. Definitely would recommend to anyone!
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
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Jun 10, 2020
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One of worst doctors I have ever visited. Be careful of fake positive reviews on his profiles and be sure to do your homework. Will try to talk you into procedures purely for his profit. Very unethical behavior and distasteful bedside manner.
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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May 05, 2020
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The procedure that Dr. Luckwick performed for me has improved my life immensely, and I say that after going through pollen season. He is patient and is eager to educate you so you understand what the cause of conditions are and how he can improve them. The whole staff is first class. I highly recommend him.
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Kenny Webb – Apr 28, 2020
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Excellent doctor. Takes time to explain what he is doing and why. Would highly recommend.
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
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Mar 06, 2020
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I went to Dr Ludwick because my issue was being neglected at the VA hospital. Even with my CPAP my nose was closing up at night and I had difficulty sleeping and breathing. Dr. Ludwick provided me with an appointment within a few days and used a camera to detail the issues in my nose. He requested a cat scan of my sinuses which showed another problem and then we set an appointment for office surgery. He performed the surgery, explained exactly what I would experience and he personally called that evening to see how I was doing. I went back today to receive a followup after the surgery and again he used the camera and compared the before and after pictures. I could not believe the difference and I have had no breathing issues since he did the procedures. I am 100% satisified and would highly recommend 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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GJR – Feb 26, 2020
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Fixed my broken nose perfectly! He's very insightful, answered all my questions without hesitation. And has an excellent interactive diagram he uses to explain everything. I can see why people would complain about his bedside manner but I'd prefer a doctor who is good at and very thoroughly understands what he's doing. The staff in his office were very friendly and easy to work with as well.
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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Matt – Jan 30, 2020
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Great experience. Excellent professional team with a passionate, focus and knowledgeable doctor. Over the many years they have earned my trust and appreciation.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peggy – Jan 28, 2020
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I had a horrible experience with Dr. Ludwick. First of all he was rude in the beginning. He ask what my problem was and when I tried to explain it to him he told me that he did not want to hear my life history. I should have got up and walked away immediately. He went into my ear and was so rough. He made me extremely dizzy. He then explained the surgery that I needed. I left and barely made it to my car. I was so dizzy and just sick. Throwing up. I called a friend and she called the doctors office. An employee came down and did nothing. He did not try to take me back to the office nor did the Dr. come down to check on me. I left that parking lot and went to the hospital in an ambulance. The Doctors office is connected and he did not even bother to check on me to see if I was O.K. I was there 2 1/2 days. It has taken me over 2 months to get back to some type of normalcy so I can have the recommended surgery with another doctor. I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS DOCTOR AT ALL. VERY UNCARING.
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Jan 23, 2020
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I came to Dr Ludwick because of my need for a cpap machine since my old one was not working and my hearing problems He assessed my problems and laid out the best path forward. I was pleased with his services
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What could be improved
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Jan 16, 2020
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I was referred to Dr. Ludwick by my PCM due to a swelling under my ear. When biopsy and CT scan confirmed cancer, Dr. Ludwick referred me to a surgeon who specialized in the indicated surgery. I believe he made the case that I needed surgery quickly as there was already lymph node involvement. The surgeon squeezed me into his schedule and I had my operation 2 weeks later. I believe his quick action and advocacy may have added years to my life. Furthermore, his willingness to defer to another physician demonstrated a concern for me beyond himself. I trust him completely and recommend him to anyone with an ENT issue.
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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David Graham – Sep 24, 2019
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Up until last year, I couldn't breathe through my nose properly and was uncomfortable most of the time. Upon seeing Dr. Ludwick I underwent surgery a year ago to open up my airways and it was one of the best things I ever did for myself. The surgery was fast (I was out before lunch), painless, and affordable. The healing process was doable even for a wuss like me, and now I couldn't be more thankful that I saw Dr. Ludwick for this procedure. I can finally breathe properly, smell, blow my nose, and my sinus headaches have just about disappeared. I can't recommend this procedure more!
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
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Bayle Goldman – Aug 22, 2019
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I really like him.
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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Deborah holland – Mar 27, 2019
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Dr. Ludwick was professional and friendly while explaining my treatment options. He is never pushed me into a specific treatment plan. He clearly explained the pros and cons and the anticipated costs.
What went well
  • 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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Troy B – Mar 22, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Ludwick has been exceptional.He is competent , kind and patient. His staff shares the same qualities. In addition my visit was swift and Dr.Ludwick made me feel at ease. I left feeling healthy , happy and confident that I was recieving THE BEST quality care. I would definitely reccommend Dr.Ludwick to family and friends. T.Mack
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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Tayler Mack – Mar 06, 2019
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I am a new patient with Dr. Ludwick, and my first office visit was a really good experience. Dr. Ludwick did an exceptional job of showing and telling me the details of my medical problem, explaining treatment options, and the risks and benefits of each.
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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Douglas in Houston, TX – Mar 02, 2019
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Biography

Dr. James Ludwick, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1999
Medical College Of Ohio
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. James Ludwick, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Ludwick, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ludwick frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Ludwick specializes.

Where is Dr. James Ludwick, MD's office located?

Dr. Ludwick's office is located at 12606 West Houston Center Blvd Ste 220, Houston, TX 77082. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

West Houston ENT & Sleep Center

West Houston ENT & Sleep Center12606 West Houston Center Blvd Ste 220 Houston, TX 77082
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HCA Houston Healthcare West

Houston, TX

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received