Dr. David Kipps, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 71

Dr. Kipps
Accepting new patients

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

700 Frederick St Ste 203 Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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(831) 226-3225

Dr. David Kipps, MD is a Pulmonologist in Santa Cruz, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kipps has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Dominican Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kipps to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kipps

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kipps treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kipps treats other conditions, please contact the office at (831) 226-3225.

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

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Dr. Kipps' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Kipps accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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    Dr. Kipps is excellent in all respects, as a physician and as a person. Excellent bedside manner, never rushes patients, always available, intelligent and caring. The BEST!
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    Jerrie Bryan in Capitola, CA – Nov 16, 2017
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    Dr. Kipp is absolutely the finest Dr I have ever been seen by. He is the most caring, informative and patience Dr. Vey highly recommended.
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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    As a physician, my goal is to provide comprehensive and effective respiratory care to improve the quality and longevity of the life of my patients.


    Awarded the Santa Cruz County Medical Society "Doctor of the Year" Award in 2010


    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Pathology


    Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    Cedars Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. David Kipps, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. David Kipps, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Kipps frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Kipps specializes.

    Where is Dr. David Kipps, MD's office located?

    Dr. Kipps' office is located at 700 Frederick St Ste 203, Santa Cruz, CA 95062. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. David Kipps, MD offer telehealth services?

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    Dignity Health Medical Foundation

    Dignity Health Medical Foundation700 Frederick St Ste 203 Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Kipps is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    Dominican Hospital

    Santa Cruz, CA

    66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

    1 Award Received