Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD

Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD

Pulmonology | Female | 59 years old

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Dr. Salvaterra specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Columbia, MD. She practices at 1 location.

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  • Staff
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Walkersville, MD |
I've been a patient of Dr. Salvaterra since May 2015. She and the other pulmonologists in the practice are AMAZING! It's refreshing and comforting when you are admitted to be seen by your regular pulmonologist or one which you are familiar and they are knowledgeable about YOUR SPECIFIC case and not just a textbook version of similar symptoms. Every "body" is different and everybody is different. Dr. Salvaterra and colleagues understand this concept and are AWESOME!
in Silver Spring, MD |
I found Dr. Salvaterra to be very knowledgeable, cordial, and committed to my best health. She was quite pleasant to speak with, patient, and listened to my concerns. All issues were addressed prior to my departure. I wish more physicians were like her.
in Laurel, MD |
Dr. Salvaterra is a model for the medical profession. My first visit with her was fantastic. I'm a new very complicated patient with lung and breathing issue. She spent close to an hour with me and my wife and answered any questions we had. Her office staff was fantastic, professional, and efficient. I wish every doctor and practice was as good as Dr. Salvaterra's. I highly recommend her, she is outstanding.
in Sykesville, MD |
Pleasant and takes time with patient. Very easy and comfortable to speak with.
in Laurel, MD |
I recently moved to Laurel, MD from Pennsylvania where I had been treated for severe COPD for about five years. I dreaded leaving my pulmonologist and hoped I could find another with whom I could be comfortable and confident. I need not have worried. Dr. Salvaterra is the best! She is kind, concerned, listens to and cares about her patients.She is knowledgeable about treatments and medications and leaves no stone unturned in helping each patient achieve his/her maximum quality of life.
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Dr. Salvaterra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Why It Matters: Dr. Salvaterra's Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    New York Med Coll

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    U MD

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    U MD

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thoracentesis
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