Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 52

  
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Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary disease specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases, pulmonary disease, and more.


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United Critical Care

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(702) 476-4900
United Critical Care Lung and Sleep Medicine6040 S Fort Apache Rd Las Vegas, NV 89148
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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HE IS A TOP NOTCH DOCTOR!!!... My review is long over due as I have been a patient of Dr. Tavares since the opening of his office in 2013. Let me start by saying he is an absolute gem of a doctor!.. His knowledge, professionalism, bedside-manner and caring demeanor are just a few things that I can describe about him. He is like family now, my Mother has accompanied me to all my visits and you would think he's her doctor too! :) We love his wonderful staff as well. There are other Doctors in the office so if he's on call in the hospital, you could see another specialist on staff (Which is great)! They're ALL wonderful and you'll feel well taken care of. As long as I remain in Las Vegas, Dr. Tavares will be my Pulmonologist. GOD bless you & your family! Thank you for taking care of me and helping me to BREATHE!!! :)
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T. Brawner – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Tarvaras is the best in his field. He always takes time and always makes me feel like he is concerned, caring. I would never go to any other lung specialist because, I have found the best. May GOD always watch over Dr. Tarvaras and his family.
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Carol Sheehan – Jul 02, 2019
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Dr Tavares is not only an excellent caring doctor who specializes in pulmonary and sleep medicine, he is so knowledgeable and explains things in ways understandable to someone who has no medical experience. His office staff is friendly and efficient and wait time is minimal to see him. He has not only knowledge but compassion which is hard to find in a doctor these days. If you are reading this you are looking for a lung doctor and I recommend you don't hesitate to see Dr Tavares !!!
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Dana in Henderson, NV – Dec 17, 2017
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Dr. Tavares was the doctor who treated me when I came into the hospital in extreme pulmonary failure. Although I was not coherent for most of my treatment including double intubations, my husband was the one who dealt with Dr. Tavares and said that he instilled confidence and competency that relieved a lot of his apprehensions about my condition. Dr. Tavares saw me through a very life threatening time and brought me back from the edge.
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Kathy R in Las Vegas, NV – Aug 27, 2016
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Dr. Tavares accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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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.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Asthma more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Tavares performs this procedure 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.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Sleep Disorders more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Sleep Apnea more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 89% 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.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Bronchitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Bronchitis more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Tavares performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Tavares' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of his peers

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

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Pulmonary Disease more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Asthma more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Tavares' conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Stenting
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Granuloma
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumor
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Narcolepsy
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Placement of Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis - Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Swan-Ganz Interpretation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Treatment of Airway Obstruction
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Wheezing

About Me

United Critical Care Lung-Sleep Medicine is a practice consisting of 12 Critical Care / Pulmonary Physicians , 13 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and 6 Hospitalists providing care to all ICU patients at Sunrise Hospital and Southern Hil...

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

2011
European Diplomate in Intensive Care
1998
Sleep disorders and psychiatry
1997
Ny Hospital Queens
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Meml Sloan Kettering
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Flushing Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average