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

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

Dr. Manish Gupta's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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

Dr. Nandita Rao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Her clinical interests include leukemia, urologic (genitourinary) cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rao honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rangaraya Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. She 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

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
6853 Coit Road; Suite #100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Majeed's specialty is general pediatrics. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Majeed include asthma. Dr. Majeed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Majeed is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma

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. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Crisp trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Crisp include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic contact dermatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crisp accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Air Force Commendation Medal, US Air Force and Harold S. Nelson Award for Research (2nd place), Military Allergy & Immunology Assembly. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kalidindi's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, angioplasty, and heart attack. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College and a graduate of Chicago Medical School's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Stress ... (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.