Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD

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Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He has been practicing for 20 years.

Lung and Sleep Disorder Center

3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140

Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

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Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers
Asthma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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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*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mold Allergy
  • Mold Toxicity
  • Narcolepsy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumohemothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • 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.

Education

  • D.J. Science College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Dow Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Grace Hospital Wayne State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Grace Hospital Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ashraf Alim has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia

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Dr. Ashraf Alim's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ashraf Alim to family and friends
3.7
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Ashraf Alim's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Wasco, CA |
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...more
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Bakersfield, CA |
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...more
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Bakersfield, CA |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ashraf Alim accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • 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
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Ashraf Alim has admitting privileges

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Adventist Health Bakersfield
2615 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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