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We found 10 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Irving, TX.

Dr. Naveena Allada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Naveena Allada's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Andhra Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Allada include lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Allada (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Neal Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Barry Wilcox specializes in radiation oncology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wilcox include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Wilcox accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Wilcox is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Narotham Reddy Thudi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Narotham Thudi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at Mountainside Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Thudi's clinical interests: lung cancer, lymphoma, and clinical trials. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Thudi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Sridevi Juvvadi is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Juvvadi graduated from Osmania Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophagus Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2001 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 120
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani practices radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shivnani include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Shivnani takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Shivnani has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Urologic Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Weisberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Weisberg is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Weisberg include bladder cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hereditary Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Granger Ryan Scruggs, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
2021 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 400
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Granger Scruggs practices radiation oncology in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Scruggs's areas of expertise include lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Scruggs is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Lung Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Jung J Noh, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jung Noh's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass asthma. Dr. Noh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noh accepts. Dr. Noh's education and training includes medical school at Yonsei University College of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. She is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 630
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Edelman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Irving, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Edelman include bladder cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer. Dr. Edelman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Edelman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Research, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Goel, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Valley Ranch Pediatrics; 8850 N Macarthur Boulevard Suite 102
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Satish Goel practices general pediatrics in Irving, TX. In his practice, Dr. Goel focuses on asthma and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is a graduate of the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts 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: Allergies, Attention Deficit Disorder, 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.