Dr. Jose Lira, MD

Dr. Jose Lira, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jose Lira, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Chula Vista, CA. He graduated from San Marcos National University and specializes in internal medicine and pulmonology.

841 Kuhn Dr Ste 200

Chula Vista, CA 91914

Contact Information

(619) 482-7301

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Lira's Experience

Dr. Lira's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lira "As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be."


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • San Marcos National University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Louis University / School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lira to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Lira's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in San Diego
Dr. Lira is an expert pulmonologist who is thorough, detailed-oriented, and highly experienced. He has an amazing staff and provides complete follow-up on any issues reported.
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in Vallejo, CA
Dr. Jose Lira is a brilliant, well trusted Physician. He saved my life few years ago. Thank God.
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in San Diego, CA
Dr. Lira is an extremely knowledgable physician. He is quite serious but very focused. I met him when he saved my father's life when no one else knew what to do, that was in 1990. He cured my mother of her frequent asthma attacks to the point that she rarely used her rescue inhaler if at all. He...more
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in Vista, CA
Dr. Lira was my uncles doctor, note I mentioned "was" because he will " Never " again see this Dr. ! He has zero bed side manners, including the fact he never greeted us or even ended the consultation. We left having zero knowledge of his condition! He also had the nerve to yell at me when I asked...more
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in San Diego, CA
Dr. Lira is nice enough, and I saw him for years before the bad service and incompetence of staff was such a hassle that I had to switch providers. I would regularly wait at least hour before being seen. Phone communication (and urgent appt, luckily never needed) is nearly impossible: despite...more
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