We found 13 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Cigna near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Mythili Venkataraman is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. Dr. Venkataraman is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Venkataraman honors.

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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
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Rao is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Her clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rao's professional affiliations include 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. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani, who practices in Dallas, TX, Sherman, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Shivnani's clinical interests: stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. 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). His areas of expertise include the following: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. David Prewitt practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Prewitt's areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) specialist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Lin's clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Lin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair specializes in adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nair include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Nair is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nair graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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

Dr. Steven Overn's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Overn's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Overn include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He 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. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center.

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

Dr. Richard Page's area of specialization is pediatric allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma and allergies. Dr. Page is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Page is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Allergies, Asthma

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

Dr. Heather Bass practices family medicine. Dr. Bass's areas of expertise include the following: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Dr. Bass is professionally 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. Zahid N Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar is a McKinney, TX physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Zafar has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Zafar include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Zafar attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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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)

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

Dr. Jinju Weiss practices family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and injections. She is 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. Weiss honors. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Strength's medical specialty is general internal medicine. He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Strength's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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)

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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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