Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Pulmonology  |  
16 reviews

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Dr. Afzal specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Sacramento, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Afzal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Grass Valley, CA |
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.
in Sacramento, CA |
Very thorough and courteous
Oakland, CA |
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.
Sacramento |
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.
in Elk Grove, CA |
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.
in Vacaville, CA |
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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Dr. Afzal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • 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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    Malpractice Claims

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Emphysema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Quaid-I-Azam Medical College

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Bahawal Victoria Hospital

    Completed in 1985

    Case Western Reserve University and Saint Luke's Medical Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Aga Khan University Hospital

    Completed in 1988

    Bahawal Victoria Hospital

    Completed in 1987

    Case Western Reserve University and St Luke's Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California-Sacramento Medical Center

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

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  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis