Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

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Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases  ·  
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51 y/o
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Dr. Alan Bakst, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary disease specialist in Lake Worth, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases, pulmonary disease, and more.

Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, INC

5401 S Congress Ave Ste 204

Lake Worth, FL 33462
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bakst's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bakst treats Asthma more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bakst treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bakst treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bakst treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bakst treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bakst treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking

Dr. Bakst's conditions and procedures:

Abscess
Acidosis
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
Alkalosis
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Asbestosis
Asthma
Autoimmune Diseases
Breath Testing
Bronchiectasis
Bronchiolitis
Bronchitis
Bronchoscopy
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Cough
Cystic Fibrosis
Emphysema
Empyema
Fungal Infections
Histoplasmosis
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Interstitial Lung Disease
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lung Abscess
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Nodule
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mycobacterial Lung Infection
Narcolepsy
Partial Lung Collapse
Pleural Effusion
Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
Pneumonia
Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Function Test
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
Respiratory Diseases
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Management
Sarcoidosis
Shortness of Breath
Sinusitis
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Smoking Cessation Counseling
Systemic Sclerosis
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Tuberculosis
Vascular Disease
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

Pulmonology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory tract. A Pulmonologist treats patients with many diseases and conditions including: ARDS (acute r...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

  • 2000
    University of Maryland
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 1997
    Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1997
  • 1993
    Morningside Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital
    1993
  • 1993
    Johannesburg & Hillbrow Hospitals - University of The Witwatersrand Medical School
    Internship Hospital
    1993
  • 1990
    University Of The Witwatersrand Medical School - M.B., B.Ch.
    Medical School
    1990

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Super Doctors in South Florida, 2008, 2009

Dr. Bakst's Reviews

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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I saw Dr. Bakst in regard to a sleep study. The appointment time was kept, with the previous patient leaving as I was checking in.
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Waited 3 weeks for an appointment. Then waited 2 weeks to be scheduled for a sleep study, which they never scheduled. Called and they never called me back. 5 weeks wasted on a problem that I urgently need to be addressed. Horrible!! Search for another doctor that cares.
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Dr. Bakst is very nice. However, his office manager, Cindy is incredibly rude & childish. When we wanted a second opinion from a different Dr in same practice, we specifically asked to speak with her since Mom(88) doesn't like confrontation. Instead Bakst' asst called Mom who was terribly upset. I...Read More
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