Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemaleAge 53

Dr. Safdar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Houston methodisthospital

6550 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030

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(713) 441-7182

Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD is a Pulmonologist in Houston, TX. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Houston Methodist Hospital and St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Safdar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Safdar is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

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

Treatment Frequency
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safdar treats Primary Pulmonary Hypertension more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Safdar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safdar treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Safdar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Safdar treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Safdar treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Safdar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Infection
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrosis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intubation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphangioma
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Still's Disease
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Safdar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Safdar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Safdar

4.6

Based on 7 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Safdar is a true expert in her field and is internationally known. She is a caring individual whom treated me for close to five years. She ensured that my husband and I understood my condition and explained her plan of treatment every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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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Larry Regan – May 25, 2020
As a doctor, she is great but I have waited more than 5 days dor a call back. I called four days in a row and never got a call back. I understand doctors are busy but that is a bit much. I also emailed and nothing.
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
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 27, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Clinical Interests include Pulmonary hypertension treatment options including oral, inhaled and intravenous prostacyclin therapies and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Education

2001
St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
Fellowship Hospital
1998
State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Residency Hospital
1996
Downstate Medical Center, State University Of New York
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fulbright & Jaworski Award in Educational Leadership, 2012
  • Fulbright & Jaworski Award in Teaching and Evaluation, 2011
  • Academy of Distinguished Educators, Baylor College of Medicine, 2011

Media & Publications

  • Pulmonary Hypertension,
  • Pulmonary Hypertension: A third world prospective,
  • Risk Assessment in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Left Heart Disease.,
  • Clinical implications of Hemoptysis in patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,
  • Rapid Transition from Inhaled Iloprost to Inhaled Treprostinil in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.,
  • Effect of transition from sitaxsentan to ambrisentan in pulmonary arterial hypertension.,
  • Tadalafil therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension,
  • Portopulmonary Hypertension Update.,
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension in pregnant women.,
  • Outcome of pulmonary hypertension subjects transitioned from intravenous prostacyclin to oral bosentan.,

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Does Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Safdar frequently treats Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Safdar treats.

Where is Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD's office located?

Dr. Safdar's office is located at 6550 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Zeenat Safdar, MD speak?

Dr. Safdar speaks Spanish, Urdu, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Houston methodisthospital6550 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

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

33 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Houston, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX