Dr. Melissa Lim, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemale

Dr. Lim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Redwood Sleep Center Inc.

1615 Hill Rd Ste 16 Novato, CA 94947

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(415) 898-0801

Dr. Melissa Lim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Novato, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health medical school in 1988. She is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lim to book an appointment.

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Dr. Lim is affiliated with Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Asthma more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Insomnia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Insomnia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Secondary Insomnia
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Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Snoring
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.7

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Lim appears to prefer CPAP to any other treatment for OSA even though studies show better compliance with a Mandibular Advancement Splint. Her Tech woke me up an hour before the study said she would. Access to the bathroom required disconnection and reconnection (it was not wireless). She dismissed my complaints that the nasal canula had obstructed by breathing during the lab study enough to affect the results. She would not use the PVDF alternative either.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Eugene Mannacio in Novato, CA – Jun 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lim is committed to providing compassionate, thorough care to her patients in a collaborative manner. She enjoys the root of doctoring, which comes...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lim is a board-certified pulmonary and sleep specialist and sees office and hospitalized patients with pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders....Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

2004
University of California, San Francisco
1991
John Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Boston Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Boston Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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What are Dr. Melissa Lim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lim frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Asthma, and Insomnia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lim treats.

Where is Dr. Melissa Lim, MD's office located?

Dr. Lim's office is located at 1615 Hill Rd Ste 16, Novato, CA 94947. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lim speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Redwood Sleep Center Inc.1615 Hill Rd Ste 16 Novato, CA 94947
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Redwood Pulmonary Med Assoc

Redwood Pulmonary Associates1331 S Eliseo Dr Ste 3 Greenbrae, CA 94904
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)