We found 5 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Mckinney, TX.

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Dr. Faisal Wahid M. D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 3.59 stars (5 ratings)
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 208
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Faisal Wahid's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wahid's clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), carotid artery disease, and heart attack. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen. Dr. Wahid 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 is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Wahid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nandita Rao MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nandita Rao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Rao's areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. She obtained her medical school training at Rangaraya Medical College and performed her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Shivnani's clinical interests include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. He is affiliated with 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. Dr. Shivnani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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

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Prof. Jill P. Heffernan MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
5236 W. University Drive; Suite 1000
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jill Heffernan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include stomach tumor, rectal cancer, and sinus cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Heffernan completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, lung tumor

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Dr. Zahid Zafar M.D.
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
average rating 2.95 stars (6 ratings)
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar's specialty is general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zafar include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Dr. Zafar is affiliated with Medical City McKinney (MCM). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zafar graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , emphysema, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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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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