Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemaleAge 63

Dr. Salvaterra
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Johns Hopkins Community Phys

11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044

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(410) 715-1060

Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD is a Pulmonologist in Columbia, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Salvaterra has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. She graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 1983. She is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salvaterra to book an appointment.


At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Salvaterra

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Salvaterra treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Salvaterra treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 715-1060.

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. Salvaterra typically treats 93% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Salvaterra typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Salvaterra typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Salvaterra typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
Asthma
Shortness of Breath
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Salvaterra's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Salvaterra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Salvaterra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salvaterra

4.0

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Wait times (16)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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Absolutely do not recommend going here for sleep problems. The doctor and staff focus on maximizing billing and not at all on patient care. They were more than happy to aggressively take my money but did nothing to help my situation. This is nothing more than a scam to take your money.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Benjamin Franco – Aug 13, 2020
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A waste of my time and hard earned money.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Johnathan Stevenson – Aug 13, 2020
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Seven months and still waiting for medications. Office staff horribly incompetent to get records from other doctors, prescriptions, lost cds , etc.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Salvaterra is an excellent pulmonary specialist. She is a caring person and straight-forward communicator who will devote ample time to appointments. I look forward to my next visit and to obtain her expert interpretation to my latest test results.
What went well
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FredG in Severna Park, MD – Feb 19, 2019
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Very pleasant and comfortable to speak with. Really LISTENED to my plight. Projected confidence and concern. A very pleasant first encounter. Would recommned her very highly.
What went well
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No results
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L Dodge in Ellicott City, MD – Dec 15, 2018
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First time visiting Dr. Salveterra today. She was extremely arrogant & rude. She barely listened to my health concerns before blurting out a premature diagnosis. She blamed my current respiratory distress on childhood asthma even though I hadnt been bothered by it in 40 yrs. And without asking about other possible causes (old bldg renovation next door dust in ventilation system) she deemed it asthma before she even used her stethoscope to listen to my chest. Had to speak over her to be heard.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Laura in Columbia, MD – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Salvaterra is an exceptionally empatic physician. She is thorough, thoughtful and unhurried.
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
2 people found this helpful
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sarannapolis in SEVERN, MD – Aug 23, 2018
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Fantastic caring doctor. Excellent practice management. Staff is polite and professional.
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No results
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No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mark Conklin in Savage, MD – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr Salvaterra is an amazing Dr. she takes care of each and every patient. She takes time with her patient and explain everything to your understanding. Dedicated..honest. Her office is clean her staff is pleasant and respectful.
What went well
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No results
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Barbara Behn – May 30, 2017
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Best dr ever!!!
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No results
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Miriam in Laurel md – Mar 22, 2017
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From the first time Dr. Salvaterra walked in the examination room, I felt very comfortable. She walked through the door with knowing my case, in and out of the hospital several times, and going over all the information that she had gathered. She explained everything, the reasons why she was doing things. I wish all doctors where as thro as she is. I totally recommend Dr. Salvaterra.
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Patti Marion in LAUREL, Md – Mar 20, 2017
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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!
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Lisa M. Dilley in Walkersville, MD – Nov 01, 2016
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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.
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Ron in Silver Spring, MD – Sep 22, 2016
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Pleasant and takes time with patient. Very easy and comfortable to speak with.
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Joanne U in Sykesville, MD – Jun 30, 2016
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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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No results
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Jo Ann in Laurel, MD – Jun 17, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD is a Pulmonologist in Columbia, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Salvaterra has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1989
U Md
Fellowship Hospital
1986
U Md
Residency Hospital
1983
New York Medical College
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Salvaterra's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salvaterra frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Salvaterra specializes.

Where is Dr. Carmen Salvaterra, MD's office located?

Dr. Salvaterra's office is located at 11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Johns Hopkins Community Phys

Johns Hopkins Community Phys11085 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044
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Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)