Dr. Melissa Lim, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Female • Age 58
  
Dr. Lim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates, Redwood City, CA

170 Alameda De Las Pulgas Redwood City, CA 94062

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(650) 367-5636

Dr. Melissa Lim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Redwood City, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lim has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. 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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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
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Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Select Plus HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Lim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (650) 367-5636.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

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-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Lim typically treats 90% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Lim typically treats 90% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Lim typically treats 58% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Bronchiectasis
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Pulmonary Function Test
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Lim typically treats 55% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shortness of Breath
Pneumonia
Asthma
Partial Lung Collapse
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Snoring
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.7

Based on 6 ratings

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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.
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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

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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Locations

Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates, Redwood City, CA

Sequoia Hospital Emergency Department170 Alameda De Las Pulgas Redwood City, CA 94062
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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
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