Dr. Allen Salem, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 61

Dr. Salem
Accepting new patients

Idaho Falls Pulmonary Sleep

2330 Desoto St Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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(208) 552-4909

Dr. Allen Salem, MD is a Pulmonologist in Idaho Falls, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Mountain View Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salem to book an appointment.

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Dr. Salem is affiliated with Mountain View Hospital Idaho Falls, a highly rated hospital.

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Experience
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Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Idaho
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. Salem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Wheezing more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Salem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Salem treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Salem's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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(208) 552-4909

Dr. Salem accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

Dr. Salem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salem

2.3

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
31.25%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.25%
(2)
1 Star
62.5%
(20)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (9)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (19)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (19)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (18)
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Very unprofessional clinic. They made us wait for 2 hours and when they final saw us, they did not say anything about making us wait that long. Additionally, staff are very rude. I don't know if there is any customer satisfaction mind in their office
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Aug 15, 2019
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Thorough, polite, caring, and understanding. Very concerned about my wellbeing
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No results
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Bonnie – Jul 02, 2019
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I love Dr. Salem! I've been his patient for close to 7 years. I was basically on my death bed when I first saw him and he didn't let that happen. His patients are his #1 and he definitely knows his stuff! I can't say enough good about Dr. Salem and how professional he is with his work. I would recommend Dr. Salem to anyone. ??
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Mar 26, 2019
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I have been so fortunate to have found Dr. Salem. He has done an exceptional job of managing my pulmonary disease. I have been treated well. He aggressively pursues treatment options. He is a critical care doctor so on a rare occasion, I wait a little longer because he is managing an emergency. I'm fine with that because it also means he is there for me in an emergency. He has kept me well enough to have a normal life for years.
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Rigby – Oct 13, 2017
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Dr Salem took over 3 months to diagnose my father with lung cancer. After multiple appointments which were not coordinated at all even though he lived out of town, Salem's PA called my dad on the phone to tell him. A week later someone from his office called to set up an appointment. The doctor never did show my dad enough respect to talk to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
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2 people found this helpful
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Gwenna Hill in Idaho Falls, ID – Sep 01, 2017
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You might want to work on your office staff. They were unprofessional today as we thought we had an appointment with you transferred from your former partner. You had ordered a CT scan for my mother in law. Your staff offered no assistance. They said you would look at her scan and determine if she was "worth your time". The insurance letterbstated you had ordered it. Well I guess we won't me hearing from you. I will certainly spread the word.
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Sue Kenny for Merle Kenny in Rigby, Idaho – May 19, 2017
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I had to wait 1 1\2 hours for him to finally come into the room with no apology for the long wait. His office has canceled two appointments already. One with just a couple of hours notice. Never told me of blood results I took in December.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Idaho Falls, ID – May 09, 2017
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We waited in the exam room for 45 minutes. When we went into the exam room the doctors were visiting around the nurses desk. Our doctor, Salem, was one of them. Judging by the amount of conversation we overheard during the next 45 minutes, I find it hard to imagine anyone knew how well conversation carries in that office. When the doctor finally came into our room, there was no mention of the long wait time, no appreciation for our patience, in fact, it seemed an inconvenience to see us.
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What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Idaho Falls, ID – Jan 31, 2017
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Very poor records keeping. I needed information about my medical condition and what I got was only notes jotted down on one sheet. I was informed by one of his staff that they didn't want to send business away that there was another Dr. which shall remain nameless, was much better at providing the thorough records I needed about my medical condition. That person was correct and did a great service to myself. As for Dr. Salem's medical knowledge, I find no fault.
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Val R. in Idaho Falls, ID – Jun 21, 2016
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Dr Salem Saved my Life Twice and He CARES!!!!!
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Rod T in Idaho Falls, ID – Apr 25, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We never give-up, and you'll never hear the phrase "There is nothing else I can do for you"

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1991
U South Fla
Fellowship Hospital
1989
U South Fla
Residency Hospital
1987
U South Fla
Internship Hospital
1981
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Allen Salem, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Allen Salem, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Salem's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Allen Salem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salem frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salem treats.

Where is Dr. Allen Salem, MD's office located?

Dr. Salem's office is located at 2330 Desoto St, Idaho Falls, ID 83404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Allen Salem, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Salem has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Idaho Falls Pulmonary Sleep

Idaho Falls Pulmonary Sleep2330 Desoto St Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Salem is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Idaho Falls, ID

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

Mountain View Hospital

Idaho Falls, ID

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)