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We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 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 is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She works in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Rao's clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao graduated from Rangaraya Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas.

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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. He works in Garland, TX and Allen, TX. His clinical interests include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Reddy has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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Dr. Hasina Hussain, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 West Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Hasina Hussain is a specialist in adolescent medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Hussain honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Sindh Medical College and a graduate of Wesley Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hussain (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma, Weight Loss

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

Dr. Azra Jagani's specialty is adolescent medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include asthma, allergy testing, and weight loss. Dr. Jagani is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. After attending Sindh Medical College for medical school, Dr. Jagani completed her residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is in-network 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. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar 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. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Zafar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Zafar 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. Nazneen Mohua Talukder, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
600 W. Mcdermott; Suite B
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Nazneen Talukder is a specialist in adolescent medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Talukder include asthma and allergy testing. The average patient rating for Dr. Talukder is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Talukder accepts. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Talukder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergy Testing, Asthma

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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.