Dr. Benjamin Michels, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 40

  
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Dr. Benjamin Michels, MD is a pulmonologist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.


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Multicare Pulmonary Specialists

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(253) 292-6774
Multicare Pulmonary Specialists316 Martin Luther King Jr Way Tacoma, WA 98405
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Dr. Michels is an extremely professional and kind practitioner. I enjoyed every visit even when talking about possible health issues that frightened me. He is incredibly intelligent and tried to analyze a problem from all angles. I would recommend Dr. Michels in a heart beat!!
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He caring undestanding and most of all he listens to what I've got to say as a patient
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Dr. Michels accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Practice Areas

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 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Michels 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 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Emphysema more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Asthma more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 85% 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 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Emphysema more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Bronchiectasis more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 89% 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.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Shortness of Breath more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Partial Lung Collapse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Asthma more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

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Dr. Michels' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sleep Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michels treats Shortness of Breath more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Michels treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Michels' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Part of MultiCare Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Texas Health Science Center
Fellowship Hospital
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
Medical School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital

Tacoma, WA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

MultiCare Allenmore Hospital

Tacoma, WA

MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital

Puyallup, WA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average