Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMale

Dr. Afzal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants

1485 River Park Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815

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Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afzal has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Quaid-I-Azam Medical College medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy General Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Afzal to book an appointment.

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Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Afzal

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Afzal treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Afzal treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 325-1040.

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. Afzal 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. Afzal
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchiectasis
Asthma
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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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. Afzal 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

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Afzal's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asthma
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Afzal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afzal

4.5

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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This was my first appointment since receiving My CPAP. The appointment was
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jun 24, 2018
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Excellent. Of course.
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
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May 23, 2018
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Dr. Afzal was very clear about what I needed to expect next. He listened to me patiently and took notes. I trust his judgment of my symptoms and I look forward to getting my study done and him giving me the care that is needed for me. He was great! I have no complaints.
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
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Sanya in Sacramento, CA – Apr 17, 2018
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He is a very good Dr I love him, he has a awesome personality and he knows what he’s doing. I m so glad I found him.
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
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Jan 14, 2018
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Communicative about status and recent testing. Responsive to questions and concerns with options offered for changes if desired.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ron Cole in Davis, CA – Oct 07, 2017
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Dr Afzal was very Kind and helpful I really felt like he cared about my condition and listened to me. I would like to continue to see him as my lung Dr.
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Sacramento, CA – May 08, 2017
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Dr Afzal is an outstanding physician with an excellent knowledge base and a clear communicator to explain medical issues in a clear, concise manner. He is also a genuinely kind and caring person.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Grass Valley, CA – Mar 23, 2017
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Very thorough and courteous
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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B Sakamoto in Sacramento, CA – Nov 27, 2016
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Dr. Afzal made me feel very comfortable and told me that we would work together to make sure I have a very active part in my care. I feel very blessed to have him as my doctor.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Oakland, CA – Nov 22, 2016
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He was through, seemed to know his "stuff". He is one who seems to welcome an intelligent, engaged patient. He maintains his authority and expert position without seeming defensive. I have a great deal of confidence in him. I also like him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sacramento – Nov 02, 2016
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This was my first visit to Dr. Afzal. It was a follow-up for a pulmonary embolism I had in March.I was impressed with his knowledge, friendliness, and ability to communicate clearly and answer my questions. I did not feel rushed through the appointment. He treated me with dignity and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Pam G in Elk Grove, CA – Jul 05, 2016
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This doctor saved my life in 2009 by telling my son, his neighbor, that my symptoms suggested that I had sleep apnea and that I should have a sleep test!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nancy G. Wagner in Vacaville, CA – Jun 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afzal has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1996
University of California, Davis, Sacramento Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Case Western Reserve University and St Luke's Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Case Western Reserve University and Saint Luke's Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Aga Khan University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Bahawal Victoria Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Bahawal Victoria Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
Quaid-I-Azam Medical College
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Panjabi
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Primary mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MATL) lymphoma of teh trachea, 1999
  • Post-anesthetic hallucinogenic effects of ketamine use of epidural anesthesia in conjunction with general anesthesia to reduce the incidence of deep vein thrombosis in patients with femoral neck fract, 1988
  • Mechanical Ventilation in Severe Asthma, 2001

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Afzal has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Afzal frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Afzal specializes.

Where is Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD's office located?

Dr. Afzal's office is located at 1485 River Park Dr Ste 200, Sacramento, CA 95815. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD speak?

Dr. Afzal speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Panjabi. View profile to see all.

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Locations

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants

PMA Sacramento Medical Office1485 River Park Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received