Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD

Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Las Vegas, NV. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center and Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Tavares to book an appointment.

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6040 S Fort Apache Rd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89148




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United Critical Care Lung and Sleep Medicine6040 S Fort Apache Rd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89148
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    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tavares' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Respiratory Management

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares performs Respiratory Management more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Tavares performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 92% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tavares treats Pneumonia more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Tavares treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Tavares' conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Stenting
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Placement of Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis - Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Swan-Ganz Interpretation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Stenosis Syndrome
  • Tracheal Strictures
  • Transbronchial Lung Biopsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Treatment of Airway Obstruction
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Great West Life
HealthCare Partners
HealthCare Partners PPO
Humana PPO
One Health
Sierra Health and Life
Sierra Health-Care Options, Inc.
Teachers Health Trust
Three Rivers Provider Network
TriCare for Life

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dedicated to providing Comprehensive Lung & Sleep services to residents & businesses of the Las Vegas area & surrounding communities


Joaquim Silva Tavares, MD, FACP, FCCP, DABSM, FAASM, RPSGT, EDICEUROPEAN DIPLOMATE IN INTENSIVE CARE Telehealth visits are available Education and Training...Read more


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

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine


European Diplomate in Intensive Care
Sleep disorders and psychiatry
Ny Hospital Queens
Fellowship Hospital
Meml Sloan Kettering
Fellowship Hospital
Flushing Hospital Med Center
Residency Hospital
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD?

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What are Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Tavares frequently treats Respiratory Management, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Pneumonia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Tavares treats.

Where is Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD's office located?

Dr. Tavares' office is located at 6040 S Fort Apache Rd Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD speak?

Dr. Tavares speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Joaquim Tavares, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Tavares has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received