Zohair Abbas, MD

Rheumatology

Accepting New Patients

About Me

A board-certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Abbas is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the Texas Medical Association. He graduated with honors from Hamdard College of Medicine and Dentistry in Karachi, Pakistan before completing his Internal Medicine residency at State University of New York at Buffalo. Upon completing his residency there, Dr. Abbas moved into an academic faculty role, where he was awarded the Dr. Carter Pannill Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009.

In 2011, Dr. Abbas began his fellowship in the field of Rheumatology at Case Western Reserve University at MetroHealth in Cleveland, Ohio. His fellowship was completed in 2013.

Today, Dr. Abbas practices Rheumatology in Houston, Texas, where he plays competitive league cricket when he’s not treating patients or spending time outdoors with his two young children. He has been named “Physician of the Month” twice by Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, in July 2015 and April 2017.

Clinical Interests

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bursitis
Back pain 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia
Gout
Lupus
Myopathies
Osteoarthritis
Osteoporosis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Reactive Arthrtiis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scleroderma
Sjogren Syndrome
Tendonitis
Vascultiis

 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Select
BCBS Blue Choice-Hlth Select
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Choice PPO Affordable Care Act/Marketplace plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Best Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Saver PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Temp PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
HMO Blue
Humana
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana National POS Open Access (Affordable Care Act/MarketPlace plan)
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Medicare
UMR
United Healthcare
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS

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

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Rheumatology | Case Western Reserve University - Metrohealth, OH | 2013
Internal Medicine | State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY | 2008
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Hamdard College of Medicine & Dentistry - Karachi, Pakistan | 2001
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine | State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY | 2007
FELLOWSHIP
Rheumatology | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - Cleveland, OH | 2013
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Languages

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