Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD

Pulmonology  |  

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Dr. Muhammad Afzal, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Afzal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Mercy General Hospital.

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants

1485 River Park Dr Ste 200

Sacramento, CA 95815
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Accepted insurance

  • 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's Experience

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


  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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


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

Background Check

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afzal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Afzal to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
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 Comments (8)
Elk Grove, CA |
Dr. Afzal was aware of how my situation and seemed genuinely interested in getting my sleep study and issues addressed concerning a new CPAP. He also explained everything clearly.
Sacramento, CA |
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.
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 accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • 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
    United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage

Hospitals where Dr. Afzal has admitting privileges

Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
7500 Hospital Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823
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Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Sutter Medical Center
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
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