Dr. Alpha Anders, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Anders
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

CA - Alpha J. Anders, MD, Inc

2828 H St Bakersfield, CA 93301

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(661) 633-5474

Dr. Alpha Anders, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Anders has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bakersfield Heart Hospital and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anders to book an appointment.


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(661) 633-5474

Dr. Anders accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Failure to keep adequate medical records (10/25/2017)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Anders performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Asthma more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Anders treats this condition more than 97% 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.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Anders treats this condition more than 99% 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.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

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

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Bronchiectasis more than 100% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Anders performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of their peers

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

Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Wheezing more than 100% of their peers

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

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anders treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 100% of their peers

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

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Check Dr. Anders' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Anders' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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4.7

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1 Star
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Jul 29, 2020
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very careing the and especially the elderly nurse
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Very thorough— answered all questions—went over all bloodwork and testing Also sent results to cardiologist
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Keith Pisar – Jul 22, 2020
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Very patient and deliberate, to ensure you understand diagnosis. Willing to explain things both scientifically and in layman’s terms. Encourages follow up to ensure your problems are addressed and treatment is appropriate.
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Jul 22, 2020
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My recent visit with Dr. Anders was on my IPad. He told me in detail the results of my tests and answered all of my questions. We talked almost like we were friends, I was very comfortable with him. I would recommend Dr. Anders to my family and friends.
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Linda Brooks – Jun 17, 2020
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Visit went very well, Dr. Anders was very knowledgeable and informative on explaining what his medical plan was for me.
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Jun 12, 2020
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Dr. Anders has always been the best. He never rushes you and answers all you questions. his staff are the best always prompt in scheduling appointments and lab.
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garold hampton – May 27, 2020
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Always straight to the point but is also very caring.
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Courtney – May 22, 2020
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Front desk assistant were so nice and helpful, 8 was so worried until I got there, Dr Anders explained to me anything I need he is great Dr
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Martha Bashian – Apr 24, 2020
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Very helpful. He answered all my concerns I had and also explained how to read the information I received.
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Apr 17, 2020
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Over The phone conversation went very well. Dr. Anders is the best doctor who goes out of his way to explain situations about your health and gives you the best care.
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Lydia Espinosa – Apr 15, 2020
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First time there. Very clean, the staff prioritize sanitation (during the time of COVID-19). They were quick to see me. Dr. Anders was very informative when going over my tests, etc. Made sure I understood everything.
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Eduardo A Salmeron – Apr 02, 2020
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First visit and all went well. The staff are professionals and took the necessary precautions given the current crisis of the COVID-19. My session with Dr. Andres went very well as he was thorough with his exam and took the time to explain my medical status the potential progress of my medical condition and discussed treatment options. I look forward to the follow-up visit once my blood work and CT scan are in. If you are looking for a great pulmonologist that is going to treat you with an accurate diagnosis and give you good advice I believe Dr. Andres is the one for me and is going to do the same for you.
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U. Luxton – Mar 25, 2020
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Good Dr. smart and talks to you clearly
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Mar 19, 2020
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They are amazing! They LISTEN to the patients and take a greatly concerns on patients. Eventually they are my lifesavers!
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Feb 20, 2020
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My visit was for the purpose of a routine followup from episodes I experienced a couple of years ago. I am doing very well, and am pleased with the service I receive from Dr. Anders
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John Hill – Feb 18, 2020
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Dr Anders is extremely knowledgeable. He and his staff did a great job in testing me and finding out exactly what my breathing problem was. I trust doctor Anders diagnosis. I fley from Florida to Bakersfield California, to get his opinion. I highly recommend him to everyone. My frinds who work in the medical field all so use Dr.Anders
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Ann Wisham – Feb 07, 2020
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Very nice visit. Staff was polite. No long wait time. Dr. Anders was knowledgeable and very good at explaining my results. Very pleased with. Dr. Anders and his staff. Thank you..
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Judy Chaffin – Jan 29, 2020
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Excellent doctor, and wonderful, skilled, professional staff.
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Sharon Vermillion – Jan 25, 2020
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Saw nurse practitioner who was realistic and straightforward with me. I appreciate her honesty even though I was hoping to get s better report of my health. I'm ok with patience.
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About Me

"Where Caring is an Art and Healing is a Science" has been our motto since we opened our office in 1998.  We continue to offer state of the art care for all conditions that affect the pulmonary system.  Please visit our website for more information. 

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1986
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Denver Presby Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Denver Presby Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1980
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
1976
Colorado Collage, Colorado Springs, CO
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Common Questions and Answers

  • Does Dr. Anders communicate via email?

    Yes, 2 patients said they communicate via email

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Anders offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 2 patients said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Anders offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 2 patients said they offer an online patient portal

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Anders have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 3 patients said they have free onsite parking

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Anders offer weekend visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Anders offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Anders offers evening visits

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

CA - Alpha J. Anders, MD, Inc

CA - Alpha J. Anders, MD, Inc2828 H St Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average