Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

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Pulmonology | Male | 49 years old

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 respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and sleep apnea among others. Pulmonologists specialize in Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Disorders. - Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. - As an MSPB physician I am committed to delivering cost-effective, quality care in a healing environment. Because of MSPBs vast network of healthcare services, providers, locations, and technologies, coordination of your care is seamless and efficient.Read more

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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 respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and sleep apnea among others. Pulmonologists specialize in Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Disorders. - Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. - As an MSPB physician I am committed to delivering cost-effective, quality care in a healing environment. Because of MSPBs vast network of healthcare services, providers, locations, and technologies, coordination of your care is seamless and efficient.Read more

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4.4
based on 13 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (12)
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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 then called furious to talk with Cindy about it, who spoke over me, insisted I was yelling, told me she would have an adult conversation with me then hung up. So Bakst & Amy yes, Cindy should be fired.
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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of The Witwatersrand Medical School - M.B., B.Ch.

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Johannesburg & Hillbrow Hospitals - University of The Witwatersrand Medical School

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

    Morningside Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Maryland

    Completed in 2000

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Super Doctors in South Florida, 2008, 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Bakst's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bakst's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Bakst

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Bakst's 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 respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplants, pneumonia, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, sarcoidosis of the lungs, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and sleep apnea among others. Pulmonologists specialize in Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Disorders. - Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. - As an MSPB physician I am committed to delivering cost-effective, quality care in a healing environment. Because of MSPBs vast network of healthcare services, providers, locations, and technologies, coordination of your care is seamless and efficient.