Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD

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Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD is a pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Lung and Sleep Disorder Center

3008 Sillect Ave Ste 140

Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Insurance accepted

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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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ashraf Alim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats Pulmonary Hypertension more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
Interstitial Lung Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats Interstitial Lung Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashraf Alim treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ashraf Alim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • COPD-Like Dyspnea
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Mold Allergy
  • Mold Toxicity
  • Narcolepsy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumohemothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Alim, MD is a pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

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 Hospital Wayne State University
Internship Hospital
1989
Dow Medical College
Medical School
1982
D.J. Science College
Undergraduate School
2001
1998
1995
1992
1989
1982

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ashraf Alim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ashraf Alim

3.6

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
57.89473684210526%
(11)
4 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
26.31578947368421%
(5)

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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