Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 67

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane, WA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elmer has extensive experience in Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Sleep Apnea, and Obstructive Lung Disease. He graduated from University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Holy Family Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD

Spokane Respiratory Consultants Pllc

104 W 5th Ave Ste 400w Spokane, WA 99204 ()
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Affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Spokane, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Elmer

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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. Elmer is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary Embolism
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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. Elmer is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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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. Elmer is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Asthma
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
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Dr. Elmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Elmer accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Dr. Elmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elmer

3.2

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
47.36842105263158%
(9)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
15.789473684210526%
(3)
1 Star
31.57894736842105%
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Dr. Elmerb is down to earth, thorough, he takes time to explain and to document. He understands the insurance struggles and isn't afraid to go to bat for you. My favorite Narcolepsy Physician I Spokane. As long as he's in practice I wouldn't go to anyone else!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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A+ from a thankful patient – Jul 08, 2020
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a great doctor, explains every thing clearly
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
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peter stout – Oct 23, 2019
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He is always attentive and kind. He has helped me deal with my sleep disorder!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Oct 02, 2019
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Dr. Elmer is an uncaring, arrogant person who listens to and cares about his patients about as well as a rock!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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DB in none – Sep 02, 2018
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I saw Dr. Elmer for sleep apnea. I was forced by my wife who was tired of my snoring and believed I wasn’t always breathing well during my sleep. I don’t fit your typical stats for one who would have that issue (age, weight, neck size, etc). Dr. Elmer was very thorough in ensuring the proper diagnosis for me, it turns out I was experiencing sleep apnea. Now my wife and I are both sleeping better and I feel truly rested when I wake in the morning.
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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Kris Johnson in Spokane Valley , WA – Jul 16, 2018
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I would not recommend Dr. Elmer at all! He was flippant and arrogant.. He talked about removing my lung as if we were talking about a football game and at the end of the appointment said "Cool!" His "bedside manner" was appalling. I had just finished chemo and he showed no compassion as to how devastating his words were. He did not explain things well or in layman's terms and, to top it off, was wrong with the diagnosis and treatment! I could go on....
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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eastern – Nov 03, 2017
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Very competent, thorough communicates very well. I recommend Dr. Elmer to anyone. His staff are wonderful.
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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Paul Lecoq in Spokane Wa – Feb 09, 2017
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He is a pleasant man when he actually shows up. He has cancelled 75% of my appointments due to vacations, and other scheduling issues. He just says copliant or non comliant with my clap not how to improve my sleep. He no longer seems vested in his practice.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Flo in SPOKANE – Aug 31, 2016
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Long term patient. He has saved my life many times and truly cares.
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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Lance in Spokane – Mar 16, 2016
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Very knowlegeable but seems to have a hard time returning calls to his patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane, WA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elmer has extensive experience in...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Education

1987
University of Utah
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Bexar County Hosp Affl
Residency Hospital
1985
Bexar County Hosp Affl
Internship Hospital
1982
University of Texas- San Antonio Long Medical School
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elmer frequently treats Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Sleep Apnea, and Obstructive Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Elmer specializes.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD's office located?

Dr. Elmer's office is located at 104 W 5th Ave Ste 400w, Spokane, WA 99204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Spokane Respiratory Consultants Pllc104 W 5th Ave Ste 400w Spokane, WA 99204
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Spokane Critical Care12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Spokane, WA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)