Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Pulmonology | Male

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants
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Dr. Afzal specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Sacramento, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Pulmonary Diseasenull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • Aetna
      • Anthem Blue Cross
      • Blue Shield of California
      • Cigna
      • Health Net
      • Hill Physicians Medical Group
      • Humana
      • Molina Healthcare
      • Tricare
      • UnitedHealthCare
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      4.4 based on 13 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Afzal
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (12)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (12)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Afzal's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (12)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Pulmonology
      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Sleep Medicine
      • Telemedicine

      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
      • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
      • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      • 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 Incompetence
      • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
      • Respiratory Failure
      • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Sinusitis
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

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

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      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

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

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • 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

      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

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
      • Vietnamese
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      • 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
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      Dr. Afzal's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Afzal

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients