We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Medicare near Allen, TX.

Dr. Nandita Gopal Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 215
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Rao performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 320
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar is a general internist in McKinney, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Zafar a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Dr. Azra Rayaz Jagani, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Azra Jagani specializes in adolescent medicine and practices in Allen, TX and Frisco, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Jagani is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Jagani studied medicine at Sindh Medical College. Her residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 280
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan sees patients in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.