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Dr. Richard Castriotta MD

Dr. Richard Castriotta MD

Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist

(832) 325-7222


Richard J. Castriotta, M.D., FCCP, FAASM
Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Richard Castriotta earned his medical degree at the University of Bologna, Italy. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale University’s Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut.

Board-certified in sleep medicine, pulmonary disease and internal medicine, Dr. Castriotta’s clinical interests encompass all aspects of sleep medicine with research interests in post-traumatic hypersomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder (dream enactment), complex sleep apnea and hypoventilation syndromes.

One of the pioneers in sleep medicine, Dr. Castriotta has directed sleep disorder centers for more than 30 years and has taught scores of physicians in the area of sleep medicine. Currently, he is the Medical Director for Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center and serves as director of pulmonary and sleep medicine and associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. He has held numerous leadership positions with sleep medicine-related professional organizations and has been listed in Who’s Who and among the nation’s top physicians.

In practice since 1981, Dr. Castriotta treats all ages and speaks both Italian and German. His patient-centered practice philosophy combines evidence-based medicine with a conservative approach to medications. Patients get all the time and individual attention they need and deserve, with diagnosis and management plans based on science and accurate assessments.

A resident of Avalon Place, Dr. Castriotta is married to an artist and the father of one daughter, who is a professional oboist.  His favorite non-medical interests are opera, symphony, theater, hiking and birding.

Physician Details

Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Medical Education
University of Bologna, 1974
Internships & Residency
Yale University College of Medicine-GME, 1978
University of Connecticut - Graduate Medical Education, 1980
Clinical Interests
Asthma, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders
Cities Served
Bellaire, Fresno, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

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