Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 66

Dr. Elmer
Telehealth services available

Spokane Critical Care Associates

12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216

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(509) 353-3960

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elmer has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. 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 & Children's Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elmer to book an appointment.


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Dr. Elmer is affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital Spokane, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Elmer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Elmer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Elmer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (509) 353-3960.

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.

Dr. Elmer treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
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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 treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
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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 treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary Embolism
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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.

Dr. Elmer treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

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Pneumonia
Asthma
Wheezing
Pulmonary Hypertension
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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 Eosinophilia
  • 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

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Dr. Elmer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core

Dr. Elmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elmer

3.2

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
47.36842105263158%
(9)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
15.789473684210526%
(3)
1 Star
31.57894736842105%
(6)
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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!
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A+ from a thankful patient – Jul 08, 2020
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a great doctor, explains every thing clearly
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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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!
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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
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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....
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD is a Pulmonologist in Spokane Valley, WA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Elmer has more experience...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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Does Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD accept my insurance?

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

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

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

Dr. Elmer's office is located at 12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Jeffrey Elmer, MD speak?

Dr. Elmer speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Spokane Critical Care Associates

Spokane Critical Care Associates12615 E Mission Ave Ste 200 Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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Spokane Critical Care Associates104 W 5th Ave # 400w Spokane, WA 99204
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Providence Holy Family Hospital

Spokane, WA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Spokane, WA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)