Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 54

Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sandusky, OH and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Avendano has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio State U, College of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Firelands Regional Medical Center and Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Avendano to book an appointment.

Dr. Avendano

Dm. Swayngim MD

703 Tyler St Ste 251 Sandusky, OH 44870
Telehealth services available

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Avendano is affiliated with Magruder Hospital Port Clinton, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Avendano

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Avendano treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Avendano treats other conditions, please contact the office at (419) 609-7506.

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. Avendano treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Similar Providers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Avendano treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Avendano
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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Avendano's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Avendano's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphangioma
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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(419) 609-7506

Dr. Avendano accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Avendano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Avendano

4.0

Based on 4 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (3)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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Dr Avendano asked great questions in my diagnosis. He pays attention to details. He explains his medical treatment and makes sure you understand. He offers the time necessary.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sandusky, OH and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Avendano has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

2000
Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Ohio State University
Residency Hospital
1994
University of Michigan
Internship Hospital
1993
Ohio State U, College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Avendano frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Avendano specializes.

Where is Dr. Christopher Avendano, MD's office located?

Dr. Avendano's office is located at 703 Tyler St Ste 251, Sandusky, OH 44870. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Dm. Swayngim MD703 Tyler St Ste 251 Sandusky, OH 44870
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Avendano is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Sandusky, OH

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Norwalk, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Magruder Hospital

Port Clinton, OH

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received