We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX

Dr. Mitchell Magee's specialties are general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Magee attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Champion Crisp II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX

Dr. Howard Crisp's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Crisp's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His training includes a residency program at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crisp include: Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Immunotherapy, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nandita Gopal Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; #150
Plano, 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. Manish Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX

Dr. Manish Gupta works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Garland, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta accepts. Dr. Gupta attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for residency. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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Dr. Vishnu Varma Kalidindi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kalidindi obtained his medical school training at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress Testing, Stent, Transient ... (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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