Dr. Gail McCracken, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemaleAge 67

Dr. McCracken
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Pulmonary Associates P A

5800 W 10th St Ste 610 Little Rock, AR 72204

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Dr. Gail McCracken, MD is a Pulmonologist in Little Rock, AR and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McCracken has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway and Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McCracken to book an appointment.

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Dr. McCracken is affiliated with Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway Conway, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. McCracken

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McCracken treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McCracken treats other conditions, please contact the office at (501) 661-9393.

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

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. McCracken is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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High
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Very High
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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. McCracken is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. McCracken
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema
Interstitial Lung Disease
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. McCracken's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. McCracken accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. McCracken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McCracken

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

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Excellent care for my son with cardiac arrest. She visits when other doctors do not show. Very approachable and speaks in clear language the family can understand. She was one of the doctors instrumental in saving my son’s life. May Gods richly bless Dr McCracken’s life.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Linda Johnson Banks – Jul 04, 2021
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Dr. McCracken is known as being the best pulmonologist in the state of Arkansas. I cannot disagree with that statement. She is very caring. She makes me feel that I’m just not her patient, but her friend that she’s truly trying to save. I was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis almost 8 years ago. She has kept me alive by actually setting down some rules of what I should or should not be doing. I was wearing masks way before Covid even began. Why? Because it was the only way I could avoid catching a cold or perhaps the flu. She also did her homework to find a new drug OFEV, that was introduced to the world of medicine, to help slow the progression of PF down. It seems to be working. Where most people live three years with PF, I’m pushing year eight. That speaks volumes about Dr. McCracken. She’s a true lifesaver. As soon as Covid came into our country, she and I had our first Tele med appointment. It was then that she pretty much grounded me for the full year. It worked. I’m still here!
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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JRW – Apr 03, 2021
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Everyone in the office is very nice. And Dr McCracken is very sweet and knowledgeable I love her.
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
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Justine Simpson – Jun 09, 2020
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Dr. McCracken is a very personable and knowledgeable physician. I am so glad she is my pulmonary doctor. Plus all of her staff are extremely friendly and helpful . I would recommend Dr. Mccracken to everyone and her polite, helpful staff.
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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Nancy in Bryant, AR – Feb 08, 2019
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One of the worst pulmonologist for special needs patients! Runs when a patient needs them and forces early discharge even when it is not the best care for the patient. If you are a normal case she will probably be fine. If you have a special needs patient, RUN...like she did.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Concerned special needs patient in Little Rock, AR – Aug 09, 2018
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I would give this doctor a ZERO if I had that option and I've not even gotten in the door. I've had FIVE appointments "bumped" ... though the number of days in a week, nor the number of hours in a day have changed. Repeated calls to their office garner lame excuses ("the doctors change their schedules all the time") as if a patient's health is so fluid! This doctor may be the best, but she shows an UNACCEPTABLE lack of concern & EXTREME LACK OF RESPECT for their time, and burden of their illness
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Pamela in North Little Rock, AR – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr. McCraken is extremely knowledgable and proactive. She gives a lot of time with her patients. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Stephanie B in Houston, TX – May 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gail McCracken, MD is a Pulmonologist in Little Rock, AR and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McCracken has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1986
U Ark
Fellowship Hospital
1984
U Ark
Residency Hospital
1982
U Ark
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gail McCracken, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Gail McCracken, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Gail McCracken, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Gail McCracken, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McCracken frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. McCracken specializes.

Where is Dr. Gail McCracken, MD's office located?

Dr. McCracken's office is located at 5800 W 10th St Ste 610, Little Rock, AR 72204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Pulmonary Associates P A5800 W 10th St Ste 610 Little Rock, AR 72204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Health Medical Center - Conway

Conway, AR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average