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

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. Her clinical interests include lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. Dr. Venkataraman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine 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. Anand Thanwar Shivnani, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anand Shivnani works as a radiation oncologist in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Sherman, TX. His areas of expertise include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Dr. Shivnani graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shivnani completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. 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. Radhakrishnan Govindan Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair is an adult cardiologist in Plano, TX and McKinney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is professionally affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Nair takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. 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. Janet I-Ping Lin, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
5236 W University Drive; Suite 2000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Janet Lin sees patients in McKinney, TX and San Antonio, TX. Her medical specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 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)

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

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

Dr. David Prewitt is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Prewitt 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. Dr. Prewitt attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jay Schwartz specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Midland, TX. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Riley Hospital for Children. His areas of expertise include the following: premature babies, newborn care, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Richard Page's specialty is allergy & immunology. Dr. Page has indicated that his clinical interests include asthma and allergies. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He 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 works as a family practitioner. She is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and heartburn. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Overn's specialty is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. Dr. Overn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Overn is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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)

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. Dr. Strength's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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.

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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 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)

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

Dr. Jinju Weiss specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, depression, and injections. Dr. Weiss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth's residency program. 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.