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 specializes in hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult pulmonology. Dr. Dabral has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in palliative care and hospital care. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College.

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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 sees patients in Santa Maria, CA. His medical specialties are adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Feldman is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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

Dr. Ricardo Flores practices pediatric pulmonology and pediatric critical care. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Flores accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Suresh Lodha sees patients in Santa Maria, CA. Dr. Suresh Lodha's medical specialty is adult pulmonology. Dr. Lodha is an in-network provider for Health Net insurance. Dr. Lodha is a graduate of 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 practices adult critical care and adult pulmonology in Santa Maria, CA. Dr. Sidhu is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem. In addition to English, he speaks 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.