Dr. James Cafaro, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Cafaro

Cedar Valley Medical Specialists,

527 Park Ln Ste 400 Waterloo, IA 50702

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(319) 233-2278

Dr. James Cafaro, MD is a Pulmonologist in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Cafaro has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital and Waverly Health Center. He is not accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cafaro to book an appointment.


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Dr. Cafaro accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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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 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Asthma more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 80% 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 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Sleep Apnea more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Sleep Disorders more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 92% 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 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Bronchiolitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Bronchiolitis more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 76% 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 66% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Pneumonia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of their peers

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

Lung Nodule
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cafaro treats Lung Nodule more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Cafaro treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

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Dr. Cafaro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blastomycosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Cafaro, MD is a Pulmonologist in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Cafaro has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facil...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Creighton University Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
Med College Wi Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
Creighton University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

More Information

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

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  • Does Dr. Cafaro offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Cafaro have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Cafaro offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Cafaro offer evening visits?

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Locations

Practice

Cedar Valley Medical Specialists,527 Park Ln Ste 400 Waterloo, IA 50702
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Cedar Valley Medical Specialists PC212 W Dale St Ste 203 Waterloo, IA 50703
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Affiliated Hospitals

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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital

Waterloo, IA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Waverly Health Center

Waverly, IA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)