Dr. Jose Lira, MD

Dr. Jose Lira, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jose Lira, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. He is 72 years old.

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
  • 12 More

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Dr. Lira's Experience

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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."
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Headache
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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
2.9
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Lira's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Vallejo, CA |
Dr. Jose Lira is a brilliant, well trusted Physician. He saved my life few years ago. Thank God.
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 has been my doctor for over 20 years and is brilliant at what he does. If you are looking for for a bubbly happy go lucky doctor than he is not for you. He is serious, focused and will get the job done.
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 him a question stating he was on it. So unprofessional! He got paid for this consultation but, certainly didn't earn a cent of it! My veterinarian treats my dog with greater respect! RETIRE Dr. Lira!
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 repeated voicemails (staff stated never received) or assurances over the phone that issues are taken care of (if I managed to get through), the issues are not fixed and continue to occur.
Chula Vista, CA |
He is very knowledgeable regarding my sleep apnea condition, and other problems I have had in the past.
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Dr. Lira accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Elect Choice
    Elect Choice EPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice
    Traditional Choice PPO
    USAccess
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
    Plus POS
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • GENERAL
    Indemnity Plan
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
    Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Self Pay
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Covered California - Bronze HMO
    Premier HMO
  • Tricare
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lira has admitting privileges

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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