Dr. Msalam Sara, MD

Dr. Msalam Sara, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary DiseasesMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. Msalam Sara, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in San Jose, CA. Dr. Sara has more experience with Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions 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

Heart Rhythm Center2400 Samaritan Dr Ste 100 San Jose, CA 95124
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Sara is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital San Jose, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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He is the best and very caring.
What went well
  • 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
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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S Hewett in Campbell, CA – Jun 01, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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William in Campbell, CA – Jul 12, 2016

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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sara

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sara treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sara treats other conditions, please contact the office at (408) 879-5900.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Sara is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sara
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Sleep Apnea
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Sara is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Sara
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Sara is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Sara is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Sara
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Rheumatoid Lung Disease
Bronchiectasis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Sara's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sara's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Sara accepts

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(408) 549-2780

Dr. Sara accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Basic HMO
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
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Medicare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My mission is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care of the highest quality, based the latest evidence based approach to diagnose to treat. 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

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Kannada
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Msalam Sara, MD?

Call (408) 549-2780 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Msalam Sara, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Msalam Sara, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Sara's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Msalam Sara, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Msalam Sara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sara frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Sara specializes.

Where is Dr. Msalam Sara, MD's office located?

Dr. Sara's office is located at 2400 Samaritan Dr Ste 100, San Jose, CA 95124. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Msalam Sara, MD speak?

Dr. Sara speaks Spanish, Telugu, and Arabic. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Msalam Sara, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sara has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sara is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2019)

El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus

Los Gatos, CA

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mountain View Campus (El Camino Hospital)

Mountain View, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

O'Connor Hospital

San Jose, CA

Regional Medical Center Of San Jose

San Jose, CA

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Saint Louise Regional Hospital

Gilroy, CA