Dr. Emeka Eziri, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Eziri
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pulmonary Clinic of the Carolinas PC

440 E Long Ave Gastonia, NC 28054

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(704) 867-8742

Dr. Emeka Eziri, MD is a Pulmonologist in Gastonia, NC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Eziri has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Calabar, College Of Medical Sciences medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Atrium Health Lincoln and CaroMont Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Eziri to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Eziri accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc.
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Guardian
Health Net
HealthFirst
HealthFirst HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare
Universal American
WellCare
WellCare PPO
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Emphysema more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Eziri performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Sleep Disorders more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Sleep Apnea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Emphysema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Emphysema more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Eziri performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Respiratory Failure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Respiratory Failure more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Asthma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Asthma more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Partial Lung Collapse
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Eziri treats Partial Lung Collapse more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Eziri treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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Dr. Eziri's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Angioedema
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biopsy
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Coma
  • Diabetes Ketones
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hives
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lupus
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Papillomatosis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Right Heart Catheterization (Swan-Ganz)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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Dr. Eziri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Eziri

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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My appointment was at 11:00am and with just 1 car in the parking lot and no people in the waiting room, I did not get to see the doctor to almost 11:30am. I was prescribed a drug that did not come in the amount prescribed. Took a week or two just to get the proper prescription called in. I was told a sleep mask mfg would contact me but after calling back two weeks later to check on the meeting, I find out the appointment was not even set up by the staff. It is like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Sweet people but not efficient in their job.
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I recommend Dr Eziri, he got my lung capacity up from 40 to 90 percent, he knows his stuff, and the staff who work for are amazing very knowledgeable and professional, thank you for all you do...
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Paul Radley – Nov 14, 2019
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It was professional and very friendly. Dr. Eziri did a great job in diagnosing and treating my condition.
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Oct 15, 2019
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I give Dr. Eziri a 5 star rating he really helped figure out a reoccurring issue that wasnt being properly treated. I now know thw problem and am able to properly deal with it and i must say the results have been improving.
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Mar 25, 2019
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Dr. Eziri takes time to listen to your concerns and educate you on your condition. The staff is nice and always willing to help. I was struggling to get one of my medications and they were nice enough to walk me through the process.
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Mar 08, 2019
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Dr. Eziri is an excellent doctor. He knows exactly how to accurately explain to a patient the condition which is present, and he is highly skilled at treating the condition. His expertise extends beyond pulmonology; he is an expert at explaining other issues which tests reveal are present. He shows great concern for his patients, and takes the time needed with each one. I will recommend Dr. Eziri very highly to my family and friends.
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Judith P. Cole in Denver, NC – Oct 31, 2018
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I was a new patient and his staff went above and beyond to have me seen on the same day. Very friendly and respectful staff. Dr Eziri took his time and explained my medical condition and listened to my concerns. He is a Doctor with expertise knowledge. I will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
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Kathie Rodriguez in Lincolnton North Carolina – Aug 23, 2018
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Dr Eziri has been my Pulmonologist for 7 years, and he has always answered any questions that I have about my health. He is very professional but yet very personable. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.
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Mary A – Aug 22, 2018
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This man is a joke!! Doesn't listen to his patients, is condescending, has a huge ego, really enjoys hearing himself talk, and is a rip-off!!! He basis diagnosis off of his opinions, and is not a man of his word!! I am still waiting on a return call from him about a refund. Do not ever take anyone you love to this man. His receptionist will x-ray you with NO protective covering!The whole TWO hour experience was a complete waste of time! However, his staff was friendly.
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Kristie Tweed in Gastonia – Jun 11, 2018
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Extremely intelligent doctor and spot on with diagnosis. However, looks at his computer more than at you, the patient. When asked a direct question about how he would know if my CPAP was at the right setting for me, all he said was "you are compliant." Well, yes, I plan to be compliant but that never answered my question. Also, extremely long waits to see him. Office staff is not knowledgeable about how to space patients shoo there is not hours to wait to be seen. Changing to another pulmonologi
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Conover, NC – Nov 04, 2016
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The wait was over 3 hours each time I went. He had one nurse doing every thing. He needs to hire more help.so his patients do not have to wait hours.
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Gastonia, NC – May 17, 2016
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The doctor ordered a sleep study eight years ago. He failed to check the bipap machine in the intervening years. He did not check on the status of the sleep apnea problem in the intervening
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Gene F in Gastonia, NC – Apr 12, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Would help you breathe and sleep better

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Robert F Wagner School Of Public Service, New York University
1999
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
North Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
North Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Calabar, College Of Medical Sciences
Medical School
1981
College Of Medical Sciences/University Of Calabar
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Igbo
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Fellow, American Institute of Health Care Quality, 2007
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, 2005

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  • Does Dr. Eziri offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Eziri offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Eziri offer an online patient portal?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Eziri offers an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Eziri have free onsite parking?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Eziri has free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Eziri offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Eziri offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Eziri offer evening visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Eziri offers evening visits

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Locations

Pulmonary Clinic of the Carolinas PC

Pulmonary Clinic of the Carolinas PC440 E Long Ave Gastonia, NC 28054
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Atrium Health Lincoln

Lincolnton, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

CaroMont Health

Gastonia, NC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Huntersville, NC

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

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)