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Dr. Melissa Lim, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Female · Age 57

  6 Reviews
Dr. Lim

Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates, Redwood City, CA

170 Alameda De Las Pulgas Redwood City, CA 94062

Accepting new patients

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(650) 367-5636

Dr. Melissa Lim, MD is a pulmonologist in Redwood City, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1988 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Sleep Disorders more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Sleep Apnea more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Shortness of Breath more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

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 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

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Terms and conditions

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.7

Based on 6 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(3)
4 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Melissa Lim, MD
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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

Dr. Lim is committed to providing compassionate, thorough care to her patients in a collaborative manner. She enjoys the root of doctoring, which comes from the Latin "docere," to teach. Her patients and their families are encouraged to ask questions...

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
2004
1991
1991
1989
1988

Awards

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Sequoia Hospital

Redwood City, CA

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)