Dr. Melissa S. Lim, MD

Dr. Melissa S. Lim, MD

Pulmonology | Female | 53 years old

Melissa S. Lim, MD is the Medical Director and founder of Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates....Read more

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  • Pulmonary Diseasenull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Lim's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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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      Specialties

      • Pulmonology
      • Sleep Medicine

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      • Pulmonary Disease

      Conditions Treated

      • Abscess
      • Acidosis
      • Acute Bronchitis
      • Alkalosis
      • Aspiration Pneumonia
      • Asthma
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Breathing Disorders
      • Bronchiectasis
      • Bronchitis
      • Chronic Bronchitis
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
      • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      • Cough
      • Emphysema
      • Empyema
      • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
      • Influenza (Flu)
      • Insomnia
      • Interstitial Lung Disease
      • Low Blood Oxygen Level
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Nodule
      • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
      • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pleurisy
      • Pneumonia
      • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Respiratory Diseases
      • Respiratory Distress Syndrome
      • Respiratory Failure
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Sepsis
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Snoring
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Thrombosis
      • Tuberculosis
      • Vascular Disease
      • Wheezing

      Procedures Performed

      • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
      • Bronchoscopy
      • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
      • 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

      • Medical School
        Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health

        Graduated in 1988

      • Internship Hospital
        Boston Medical Center

        Completed in 1989

      • Residency Hospital
        Boston Medical Center

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        John Hopkins Hospital

        Completed in 1991

      • Other Education
        University of California, San Francisco

        Completed in 2004

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pulmonology
      • Board certified in Pulmonary Disease
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lim's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Lim

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
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      Dr. Lim's Care Philosophy

      Melissa S. Lim, MD is the Medical Director and founder of Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates. Dr. Lim is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Sleep Medicine.