We found 15 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 an adult critical care specialist and pulmonologist. She attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Dr. Venkataraman's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, asthma, and pulmonary embolism. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Venkataraman 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. Faisal Wahid, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 208
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Wahid practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahid include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wahid takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Wahid completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Wahid (or staff) speaks Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen. Dr. Wahid welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, Heart Failure, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao takes. She attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. She trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Genitourinary 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 is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Shivnani graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Shivnani include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shivnani include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Genitourinary Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pahlavan's areas of expertise include deviated septum, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and hearing evaluation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City Plano. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Pahlavan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Pahlavan is accepting 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and cardioversion. He is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center. Dr. Prewitt is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Prewitt's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors 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 distinction of 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's specialty is hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness). Dr. Lin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include 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 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. Radhakrishnan G Nair, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2730 West Virginia Parkway; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair practices 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Marc Gary Bauer, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Marc Bauer works as a family medicine physician in McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX. Dr. Bauer attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), type 2 diabetes, and wellness visit. Dr. Bauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Wellness Visit, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Primary Care, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Page is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Page graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in asthma and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Page speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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. Her average rating from her patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bass's clinical interests: wellness visit, wheezing, and atrial fibrillation. She is affiliated with Baylor Family Medicine at McKinney. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bass's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

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Relevant Interests: , bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma

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

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

Dr. Steven Overn practices family medicine in McKinney, TX. Dr. Overn's clinical interests include cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Akron General Medical Center. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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: Cancer Screening, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Appendicitis, Primary ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Zahid Zafar's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Zafar an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zafar include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He is affiliated with Medical City McKinney (MCM). 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. Zafar attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Zafar trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 specializes in family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiss include thyroid problems, depression, and injections. Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from 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 area of specialization is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Strength's clinical interests: cancer screening, acne, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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, Primary Care, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bladder Problems, ... (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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