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We found 5 pulmonologists who accept Health Net near Santa Maria, CA.

Dr. Mudit Dabral, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1505 Shepard Drive; Suite 105
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Mudit Dabral's areas of specialization are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Santa Maria, CA and Orange, CA. In his practice, Dr. Dabral focuses on palliative care and hospital care. Dr. Dabral is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Moti Lal Nehru Medical College. Dr. Dabral is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hospital Care, Palliative Care

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
116 S Palisade Drive; Suite 210
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Barry Feldman is an adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology specialist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Feldman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. On average, patients gave Dr. Feldman a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feldman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Critical Care
1400 E Church Street; Building 8
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Flores is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Flores is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
214 S Stratford Avenue
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Suresh Lodha works as an adult pulmonologist. Dr. Lodha is an in-network provider for Health Net insurance. Dr. Lodha graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1400 E Church Street
Santa Maria, CA
 

Dr. Baljinder Sidhu's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. Dr. Sidhu is conversant in Punjabi.

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What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is a subspecialty that focuses on complex diseases of the lungs. In order to diagnose and treat lung disorders, a pulmonologist may also examine the chest, nose, throat, or heart. However, the main function of pulmonology is to make sure the lungs are functioning well.

Some of the diseases and disorders that might be treated by a pulmonologist include:
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema
  • Mesothelioma and other lung cancers
  • Cystic Fibrosis

A pulmonologist often uses pulmonary function tests, such as spirometry, to measure how well the lungs are able to move air in and out. Pulmonologists are trained to take surgical samples and biopsies when needed, but they do not typically perform surgery. Pulmonologists may provide consultations to other doctors, acute care for sudden illnesses, or regular care for patients with long-term lung disorders.