Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male
  
Dr. Afzal
Accepting new patients

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 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Afzal has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep-disordered Breathing 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. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Afzal to book an appointment.


At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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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 typically treats 59% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Pulmonary Function Test
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
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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.

Dr. Afzal typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

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

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asthma
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • 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
9.67741935483871%
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This was my first appointment since receiving My CPAP. The appointment was
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 24, 2018
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Excellent. Of course.
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Grass Valley, CA – Mar 23, 2017
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Very thorough and courteous
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Nancy G. Wagner in Vacaville, CA – Jun 21, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA and has over 36 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
  • >Mechanical Ventilation in Severe Asthma, 2001
  • >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

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Locations

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants

Pulmonary Medicine Associates1485 River Park Dr Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Afzal treats patients.

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Sutter Medical Center - Ose Adams Medical Pavilion

Sacramento, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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