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Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 65

  18 Reviews
Dr. Elmer

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas-San Antonio Long Medical School in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

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Dr. Elmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Dr. Elmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmer treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmer treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Elmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Elmer treats Pulmonary Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Elmer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Elmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blastomycosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Elmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elmer

3.1

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
44.44444444444444%
(8)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(3)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(6)

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a great doctor, explains every thing clearly
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He is always attentive and kind. He has helped me deal with my sleep disorder!
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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!
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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.
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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....
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Very competent, thorough communicates very well. I recommend Dr. Elmer to anyone. His staff are wonderful.
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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.
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Long term patient. He has saved my life many times and truly cares.
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Very knowlegeable but seems to have a hard time returning calls to his patients.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Texas-San Antonio Long Medical School in 1982 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal 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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)