Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 72

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD is a Pulmonologist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tammelin has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. He graduated from University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, winner of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD

Mission Heritage Medical Group

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 215 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(949) 364-1236

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Dr. Tammelin is affiliated with Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo Mission Viejo, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Tammelin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Tammelin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Tammelin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (949) 364-1236.

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.

Dr. Tammelin is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Asthma
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema
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High
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Very High
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Tammelin is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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High
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Very High
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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.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Treatments
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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary Embolism
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Tammelin's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valley Fever
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Tammelin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Tammelin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tammelin

3.3

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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(9)
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2 Stars
6.25%
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1 Star
37.5%
(6)
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Dr. Tammelin is very through and easy to speak with. My husband is a patient. We trust his medical expertise so much that I just made an appointment to see him for my Pulmanary issues.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A Turner – May 19, 2021
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This doctor and staff at sleep center deserve zero rating! I had the worse experience at this facility! My physician ordered a sleep study and I had this study done by the staff at this center. This was done in October 2017 and this is where the nightmare begin. I never saw or spoke to Dr Bruce Tammelin. The staff never answer their calls or voice messages left. I spend days leaving messages and occasionally would receive a call back.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Nydia Perez in Anaheim – Feb 10, 2018
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Mission Sleep Center is a medical provider scam artist organization. If you go, all they will do is convince you that you need "care" and then put you on a CPAP prescription holding you hostage to pay for a machine and regular appointments. I started CPAP and then lost 90 lbs and all my medical issues went away. But I had to fight Tammelins people to pay them an absurd fee for a retest to get a prescription to get off CPAP! Lots more complaints that don't fit in this text box. Run away!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Aug 17, 2017
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My CPAP machine broke. I called his office in late June and again the next week. I was told a prescription would be called in to Apria. I called Apria and they never received the prescription. I called his office again, left another message and never received a call back. His office staff is terrible.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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Brea, CA – Jul 17, 2017
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Sleep study done well over 6 weeks ago and have yet to be contacted regarding results!! Don't understand when I had been advised that my results would be available within 1 week!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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San Juan Capistrano, CA – May 03, 2017
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Doctor is knowledgeable, but unfortunately unavailable physically or mentally. One waits in the outer office for 45 minutes and then in the inner office for another hour. Doctor drops in long enough to say he's needed at the hospital or elsewhere and he's gone!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Mission Viejo, CA – Apr 06, 2017
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DR. Tammlin is ok. Needs to shape up his staff, they never return calls. I now see another Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Mission Viejo CA – Mar 12, 2017
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Listens. Direct and to the point.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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MThompson in Mission Viejo, CA – Apr 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD is a Pulmonologist in Mission Viejo, CA and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Tammelin has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

U Calif Irvine
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1976
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1975
University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tammelin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tammelin frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Tammelin specializes.

Where is Dr. Bruce Tammelin, MD's office located?

Dr. Tammelin's office is located at 26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 215, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mission Heritage Medical Group

Mission Viejo - Sleep Center26800 Crown Valley Pkwy Ste 215 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020)