We found 14 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna near Mckinney, TX.

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Dr. Mythili T Venkataramani, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Mythili Venkataraman's areas of specialization are adult critical care and adult pulmonology; she sees patients in McKinney, TX. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Venkataraman attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Lung Problems, Lung ... (Read more)

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 an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Rao takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Rao attended Rangaraya Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

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

Dr. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shivnani's areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shivnani is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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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. David William Prewitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. David Prewitt sees patients in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Prewitt attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Prewitt is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. Dr. Nair honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet I-Ping Lin, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Janet Lin's area of specialization is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Clinical interests for Dr. Lin include diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Lin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Blood Sugar Problems, Allergies, Pap Test, Hypertension, Cancer Prevention, Acid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Zahid Zafar practices general internal medicine in McKinney, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zafar's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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

All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Influenza, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jay Schwartz's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Schwartz obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Riley Hospital for Children. His areas of expertise include premature babies, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Syncope, Headache, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Premature Babies, Newborn Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Paul Overn, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Overn specializes in family medicine and practices in McKinney, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Overn average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Overn include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Overn is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Overn honors. Dr. Overn is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Akron General Medical Center's residency program.

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

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
2740 Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Page's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Page include asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Page is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

Dr. Heather Ann Bass, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
2730 Virginia Parkway; Suite 200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Bass' specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Bass's average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. She is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Immunization, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Craig Strength, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Strength practices general internal medicine in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Strength is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Appendicitis, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pahlavan include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pahlavan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

Dr. Jinju Nahidi Weiss, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jinju Weiss is a family medicine physician and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, depression, and injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss takes. She attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for residency. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Cancer Screening, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Diabetes Management, ... (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.
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