Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 67

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD is a Pulmonologist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Vaitkus has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease. He is affiliated with medical facilities Southwest General Health Center and University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, winners of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD

Ohio Chest Physicians, Ltd.

15805 Puritas Ave Cleveland, OH 44135 ()
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Dr. Vaitkus is affiliated with Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vaitkus

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vaitkus treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vaitkus treats other conditions, please contact the office at (216) 267-5139.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Vaitkus is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Sleep Study
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High
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Very High
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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. Vaitkus is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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High
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Very High
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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.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Vaitkus is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Vaitkus
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
Emphysema
Bronchitis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Vaitkus' conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valley Fever
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Vaitkus accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Vaitkus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vaitkus

3.4

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
50%
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4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(6)
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He's a great pulmonary doc. Helped me through a lot of issues, answered questions, made me feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Dec 30, 2021
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I love Dr Vaitkus... He is kind and listens to you. The only draw back is the wait time between the waiting room, then when you get into a room and then by the time he sees you..
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Karen G in North Olmsted, OH – Dec 05, 2019
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I made an appointment to take my almost 89 yr. old Dad to see Dr. Vaitkus March 25th. To make a long story short, after a 2 hour 45 minute wait, we never even saw him. I was told "many emergency's came in. Doesn't one go to the ER for an emergency? We finally left. It is hard enough getting Dad in and out of the car let alone waiting this long. I would not recommend him to anyone. Bonnie Stein
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Roland Arnold in Middleburg Heights – Mar 31, 2018
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I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PHYSICIAN TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!! Dr. Vaitkus is significantly detailed, caring, thorough and professional!!! Dr. Vaitkus did not cure my respiratory ailments, but rather helped me to better manage my condition w/the needed medications and products to tremendously improve my respiratory condition!!! Dr. Vaitkus is definitely on top of things, very "state of the art knowledgeable" and helpful in my experiences and in my estimation, BEST pulmonologist in Ohio
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
2 people found this helpful
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Brunswick, OH – Jan 06, 2017
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Both times I've seen Dr. Vaitkus, I've waited between one and two hours beyond my scheduled appointment time before being seen. He is a good doctor, but he's a long-talker, which sets all the appointments back. It's hard to take that much time out of your schedule during a work day.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Nancy in Brunswick, OH – Nov 05, 2016
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Dr. Vaitkus was the only physician who could solve my respiratory problems after seeing four other doctors. He is a wonderful doctor, very kind and he sat down and really listened to my issues. I not longer have any bronchial problems when the wonderful Cleveland weather changes..... I can't thank him enough!!!!
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
9 people found this helpful
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Cleveland, OH – Dec 24, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD is a Pulmonologist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Vaitkus has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1985
Lahey Clin Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1981
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Lithuanian

Awards

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What are Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vaitkus frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Vaitkus specializes.

Where is Dr. Linas Vaitkus, MD's office located?

Dr. Vaitkus' office is located at 15805 Puritas Ave, Cleveland, OH 44135. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Vaitkus speaks Lithuanian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Ohio Chest Physicians, Ltd.

Ohio Chest Physicians Ltd.15805 Puritas Ave Cleveland, OH 44135
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Southwest General Health Center

Middleburg Heights, OH

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

Parma, OH

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2022)