Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

Dr. Alan Bakst, MD

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Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o
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Dr. Alan Bakst, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases doctor who practices in Lake Worth, FL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches

5401 S Congress Ave Ste 204

Lake Worth, FL 33462
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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See how frequently Dr. Bakst performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

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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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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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 Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • 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

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
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Morningside Clinic, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • 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

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Bakst does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Bakst and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

JFK Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Bakst's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bakst to family and friends
4.0
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Bakst's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Boynton Beach, Fl |
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.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
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.
in New York, NY |
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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Dr. Bakst accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
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    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Bakst has admitting privileges

JFK Medical Center
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
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Palms West Hospital
13001 Southern Blvd
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
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JFK Medical Center North Campus
2201 45th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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