Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD

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Dr. Alim

Lung and Sleep Disorder Center

3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140 Bakersfield, CA 93308

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(661) 377-0091

Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alim has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Dow Medical College medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alim to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (661) 377-0091.

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. Alim typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Asthma
Emphysema
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Alim typically treats 100% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Alim
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Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Alim typically treats 96% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Interstitial Lung Disease
Emphysema
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Alim
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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Alim typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Pulmonary Embolism
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Alim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Alim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Advantage Platinum PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicaid
Medicare PPO
SmartCare PPO
Tricare
Tricare PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Alim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alim

3.8

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
63.63636363636363%
(14)
4 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
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2 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
1 Star
22.727272727272727%
(5)
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Office environment (4)
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He has a very excellent staff. Dr. Ashraf-Alim is very friendly and explains everything clearly. The best service.
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Colleen – Jun 15, 2020
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I was referred to Dr Ashraf by my family doctor and I couldn’t be any more happier that I did because this doctor is epic!!!! He’s very nice and is very helpful when it comes to explaining what our medical issues are. The staff is very nice and overall my visit was enjoyable and I’m feeling better now. This doctor isn’t one of the doctors that prescribe something that you don’t need, he gives you exactly what is needed and makes sure that the medication he’s prescribing doesn’t have bad side effects. I get bad side effects from Prednisone and other medications that have steroids, and he made sure he didn’t prescribed me those. I’m really grateful that Dr Ashraf takes my insurance and I was able to be recommended to see him. Definitely recommend this doctor to family and friends, and to whomever needs an epic and honest pulmonologist. Overall I’m giving a 5+ star rating.
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Kimberly – Jan 16, 2020
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Horrible place of business. Lack of customer service. Months and months of waiting. No bedside manners. Could care less about his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tracy Crawford in Bakersfield , CA – May 29, 2019
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Very Excellent doctor,save my life when I was very critical almost dead in Memorial Hospital. Now he is my Pumonary doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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David R. in Bakersfield – May 18, 2018
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I self-referred to this doctor, he is by far the best doctor I have ever seen. being a Physician myself, I was amazed by his medical knowledge, bedside manners and the time he took in the room with me.
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
4 people found this helpful
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riz shah in Bakersfield – Mar 17, 2018
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NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! When I called I never talked to someone I had to always leave a message. I had to be the one calling to ask about my sleep test and what I needed the day of. The sleep test day was approaching and nobody from that office called to remind me or to give me any type of instructions....NOTHING!!! After I had the sleep test the staff told me if something came out bad they would call me to do another sleep test and if every thing was fine that I would just need to make
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Tania in Wasco, CA – Nov 04, 2017
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It was an overall negative experience especially for the service that was given and what I felt like was a money grab. Was charged out of pocket costs when I asked twice if my insurance would cover it. Also, charged again for a follow up visit to read results. Common courtesy would have been to call and let me know that the results and/or include the cost with the first visit. In addition, this office has a flat $25 charge on any print out which I wanted for the lab results
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Bakersfield, CA – Jun 10, 2017
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The staff is too busy to take your phone call ... I always get their voice mail. My wife was asked to get a CT scan for her lung problem. after a month of waiting to get the insurance approval, I called the insurance company and they said it was sent back to the doctors office to be sent to the right department two weeks earlier. Today is month #2 and I've made several phone calls to get this resolved. They are very testy to me now and still don't follow up with me or have done their job right.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alim has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

2001
American Board Of Sleep Medicine
1998
University Of California Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Grace Hospital Wayne State University
Residency Hospital
1992
Grace Hosp-Wayne State U
Internship Hospital
1989
Dow Medical College
Medical School
1982
D.J. Science College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Alim frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Alim specializes.

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

Dr. Alim's office is located at 3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140, Bakersfield, CA 93308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD speak?

Dr. Alim speaks Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Alim has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Lung and Sleep Disorder Center

Muhammad Ashraf Alim MD Inc.3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140 Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average