We found 6 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Plano, TX.

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Mitchell Magee MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a general practitioner, family medicine physician, and general surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Magee trained 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. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. 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. Magee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ster ... (Read more)

Dr Faisal Wahid M D
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
Average rating 3.59 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX

Dr. Faisal Wahid's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wahid takes. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Wahid attended medical school at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Dr. Wahid (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Wahid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Pulmonary Embolism

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

Dr Manish Gupta MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX

Dr. Manish Gupta, who practices in Garland, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy), vulvar cancer, and intravesical chemotherapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Gupta 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: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Facial Cancer, Gallblad ... (Read more)

Dr Nandita Rao MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
4708 Alliance Boulevard; #150
Plano, TX

Dr. Nandita Rao practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She graduated from Rangaraya Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include leukemia, genitourinary cancer, and lung cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with 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 Howard Crisp MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Other, Adult Allergy & Immunology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 486
Plano, TX

Dr. Howard Crisp practices pediatric allergy & immunology and adult allergy & immunology. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy). Dr. Crisp is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Dr. Crisp's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Asthma

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

Dr Vishnu Varma Kalidindi MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX

Dr. Vishnu Kalidindi is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. These areas are among Dr. Kalidindi's clinical interests: holter monitoring, nuclear cardiology, and carotid artery stenting. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kalidindi takes. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Kalidindi attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Kalidindi (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Lung Problems

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