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James Attra, MD, FAAP

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James Attra, MD, FAAP

Dr. Attra is a Central Texas native and is division chief of Otolaryngology at Dell Children's. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at Columbia University. He enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and travelling with his wife and their Australian Shepherd.

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  • Pediatric Otolaryngology

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Medical Group

Additional Language Spoken

  • Spanish

My Passion for Healthcare

I chose to pursue medicine to combine my love of biology with a desire to serve and connect with my community on a personal level. Some of my earliest mentors in medical school were pediatric surgeons, and I feel it is a special privilege within medicine to be able to care for children and their families.

Services I Provide

  1. Management of Pediatric Thyroid Disease
  2. Head and Neck Masses
  3. Salivary Gland Disorders
  4. Pediatric Airway Management
  5. Sleep Apnea and Sleep-disordered Breathing
  6. Pediatric Sinus Disease
  7. Chronic Ear Disease
  8. Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Residency

    University of Southern California - LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • Fellowship

    University of California San Diego - Rady Childrens Hospital, San Diego, CA

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Otolaryngology

My Clinical Focus

As a pediatric otolaryngologist, my practice is dedicated solely to children with disorders of the ear, nose and throat. I have a special interest in treating head and neck masses in children, including congenital neck cysts and tumors/disorders of the thyroid and salivary glands.

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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