Seton Family of Doctors

Joseph Emile Tayar, MD

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Joseph Emile Tayar, MD

Dr. Tayar and his wife return to their home town of Austin, with their 3 children, after spending the last 11 years in Houston. He is excited to be back “home” and honored to join Austin Children’s Chest Associates.

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  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Hospital Affiliation

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

  • Ascension Seton Health Center – Buda
  • Dell Children's Medical Group

My Passion for Healthcare

I knew from a young age I wanted to be a physician. I chose to train in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics because I enjoy the relationships built and challenges that arise from caring for patients of all ages. Caring for patients humbles me on a daily basis and I consider it the ultimate privilege for a patient and/or family to place trust in me to care for their loved one.

Services I Provide

  1. Cystic Fibrosis
  2. Asthma
  3. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity
  4. Tracheostomy +/- Ventilator
  5. Chronic Cough
  6. Aspiration and Dysphagia
  7. Recurrent Pneumonia
  8. Restrictive Lung Disease
  9. Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX

  • Residency

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Fellowship

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

  • Board Certification

    Not Yet Board Certified - Within 5 Year Window

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

I pursued a career in Pediatric Pulmonology because I was attracted to the complexity of pulmonary diseases. I developed a special interest in Cystic Fibrosis. I recognize the intricacies of care required and daily demands CF places on patients and their families and find it extremely rewarding when I can help a patient learn to balance their medical needs with life’s other daily challenges. In addition, I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults, focusing on helping these patients understand how their healthcare needs will change as they become independent adults.

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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