Dr. Allen Salem, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Salem
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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 and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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(208) 552-4909

Dr. Salem accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

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Practice Areas

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Salem treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Asthma more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Salem treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Bronchiectasis more than 99% of their peers

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

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

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

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

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Dr. Salem's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Pulmonary Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Salem performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salem treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea

Dr. Salem's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • 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
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • 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
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • 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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Dr. Salem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salem

2.4

Based on 31 reviews

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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
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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Locations

Idaho Falls Pulmonary Sleep

Idaho Falls Pulmonary Sleep2330 Desoto St Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center

Idaho Falls, ID

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Mountain View Hospital

Idaho Falls, ID

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)