Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alim has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. 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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD

Lung and Sleep Disorder Center

3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140 Bakersfield, CA 93308 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(661) 377-0091

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Affiliated with Bakersfield Heart Hospital Bakersfield, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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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.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Alim is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
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High
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Very High
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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 is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
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High
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Very High
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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 is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anxiety
  • Appendicitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Megacolon
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Yeast Infections

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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
Blue Shield of California
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
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
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan 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
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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He has a very excellent staff. Dr. Ashraf-Alim is very friendly and explains everything clearly. The best service.
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
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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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
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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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
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Bakersfield, CA – Mar 10, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alim has extensive experience...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
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Alim has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Muhammad Alim, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Alim frequently treats Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. 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.

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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

Dr. Alim is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average