Rodney J. Folz, MD, PhD

Pulmonology, Pulmonary Critical Care

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates

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Rodney J. Folz, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates

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About Me

"As your pulmonary physician, I will strive to provide you with the best available respiratory care that is both patient centric and delivered in a compassionate setting. Whatever the nature of the pulmonary issues are, I will take the time necessary to ensure you and your family are fully informed and educated on the diagnosis and management of your respiratory illness in order to help you attain your best lung health possible."

Dr. Folz was born and raised in southern Indiana.  He graduated with Honors from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with a B.S. in Chemistry. He was accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with an M.D. and Ph.D.  This was followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University. He first joined the faculty in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Duke where he became a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine. He was subsequently named Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders Medicine at the University of Louisville where he was also appointed as a tenured full professor and Distinguished University Scholar. Dr. Folz was then recruited to be Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and tenured Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine before.  From Cleveland, he moved to Houston Methodist Hospital to take over as Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)    
Asthma

Wheezing    
Cystic Fibrosis    
Bronchiectasis    
Occupational lung disease    
Pulmonary complications of stem cell transplant 
 

Accepted Insurance Plans

90 Degree/Entrust
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Healthcare STAR+PLUS MCD
Molina Healthcare TX STAR MCD
Molina Healthcare of TX CHIP MCD
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
Occunet
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
Student Assurance Services Student Accident Plan
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease | American Board of Internal Medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Washington University | 1989
INTERNSHIP
Internal Medicine | Duke University | 1990
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | Duke University | 1992
FELLOWSHIP
Pulmonary & Critical Care | Duke University | 1994
PHD
Biological Chemistry | Washington University | 1987
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Chemistry | Indiana University | 1979
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Lung Center

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where is Dr. Rodney J. Folz located?
    Dr. Rodney J. Folz sees patients at the following locations:
    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin, Ste.1101, Houston, TX 77030
    • Outpatient Center, 6445 Main St., Fl 22, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Rodney J. Folz and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Rodney J. Folz and/or office staff speak English
Office Locations
Smith Tower
6550 Fannin
Ste.1101
Houston, TX 77030
Outpatient Center
6445 Main St.
Fl 22
Houston, TX 77030