Dr. Msalam Sara, MD

Dr. Msalam Sara, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 57

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Msalam Sara, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Sara has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Good Samaritan Hospital and El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sara to book an appointment.


Locations

Heart Rhythm Associates

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(408) 610-2001
Heart Rhythm Associates2400 Samaritan Dr Ste 100 San Jose, CA 95124
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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      He is the best and very caring.
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      • Appointment scheduling
      • Office environment
      • Staff friendliness
      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
      • Explained conditions well
      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Jun 11, 2019
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      Absolutely wonderful. He treats you like a whole person rather than a patient, he's through, and he makes sure that you understand your treatment. Highly recommend.
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      S Hewett in Campbell, CA – Jun 01, 2017
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      Dr. Sara is one of the best physician's I have ever had. Obviously exceptionally competent and knowledgeable. Courteous, interested, and forthcoming. Treated me with patience and concern.
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      (408) 610-2001

      Dr. Sara accepts the following insurance:

      Aetna
      Anthem
      Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
      Advantage-CA HMO
      Advantage-CA PPO
      Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
      Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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      Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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      Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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      Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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      Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
      Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
      Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
      Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
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      Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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      Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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      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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      Practice Areas

      Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

      Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

      Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Pulmonary Embolism
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 65% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

      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.

      Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Emphysema
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats Emphysema more than 84% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 82% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

      Pulmonary Function Test
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 76% of their peers

      Dr. Sara performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

      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.

      Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Emphysema
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats Emphysema more than 84% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

      COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 82% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

      Pulmonary Function Test
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 76% of their peers

      Dr. Sara performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

      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.

      Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Sleep Disorders
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats Sleep Disorders more than 56% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

      Sleep Apnea
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Sara treats Sleep Apnea more than 55% of their peers

      Dr. Sara treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

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      Dr. Sara's conditions and procedures:

      • Abscess
      • Acidosis
      • Acute Bronchitis
      • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
      • Alkalosis
      • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
      • Asthma
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bronchiectasis
      • Bronchiolitis
      • Bronchitis
      • Bronchoscopy
      • Bronchospasm
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
      • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
      • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      • Cough
      • Emphysema
      • Empyema
      • Influenza (Flu)
      • Interstitial Lung Disease
      • Low Blood Oxygen Level
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Nodule
      • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
      • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pneumonia
      • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
      • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Edema
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Function Test
      • Pulmonary Hypertension
      • Pulmonary Insufficiency
      • Respiratory Failure
      • Respiratory Management
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      My mission is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care of the highest quality, based upon the latest evidence based approach to diagnose to treat.  I strive to provide an outstanding patient experience, superior clinical outcomes and an i...Read more

      Specialties

      • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
      • Pulmonary Disease

      Board Certifications

      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Pulmonary Disease

      Education

      University of Pennsylvania Health System
      Fellowship Hospital

      Languages

      • Arabic
      • Kannada
      • Spanish
      • Telugu
      • English

      Awards

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Good Samaritan Hospital

      San Jose, CA

      69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

      • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

      El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus

      Los Gatos, CA

      Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

      Mountain View, CA

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      O'Connor Hospital

      San Jose, CA

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

      Regional Medical Center Of San Jose

      San Jose, CA

      61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
      • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2018)

      Saint Louise Regional Hospital

      Gilroy, CA

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average