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

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Top Care Areas

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Respiratory Failure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Bakst's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bakst "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."
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5  Specialties

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

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Super Doctors in South Florida, 2008, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Bakst has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bakst's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bakst

4.0

Based on 16 reviews

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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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