Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 64
  
Dr. Ahmed
Accepting new patients

San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Group

3551 Q St Ste 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301

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(661) 327-3747

Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ahmed has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahmed to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ahmed

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Ahmed treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Ahmed treats other conditions, please contact the office at (661) 327-3747.

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. Ahmed typically treats 88% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Pulmonary Function Test
Emphysema
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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. Ahmed typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Ahmed typically treats 90% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchitis
Interstitial Lung Disease
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Dr. Ahmed typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Asthma
Shortness of Breath
Pneumonia
Valley Fever
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High Frequency
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Dr. Ahmed's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biopsy
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Obesity
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Physical Examination
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccination
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Ahmed accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
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Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ahmed

2.9

Based on 19 ratings

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FINALLY a doctor that is competent and really cares about his patients. I'm 77 years old and I have seen my share of doctors and this doctor is one of the best if not the best I've seen in ages. the wait was a little long, that's to be expected with a man who gives this kind of treatment and brings competency to his practice, as I was Ill the wait was worth it. Highly recommend this doctor.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Bakersfield, CA – Feb 25, 2020
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He has the worst people skills. He doesn't know how to give positive reinforcement he onlyy tells you when you do something wrong. He always gave feedback about my weight. I lost 40 pounds and he said said nothing. Over the holidays I gained 5 pounds and he gave me a hard time. To be fair he is an okay doctor but has issues with his.people skills.
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John – Feb 05, 2020
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We love Dr. Ahmed. He's direct. He doesn't mince words and will tell you the truth even if you don't like it. He's no bull......I appreciate that. He is a very caring man. I think he is miss understood. We have been going to him for years. Other people I know love him too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Kaisa in Lake Isabella, CA – Jul 24, 2019
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Dr.Ahmed is an excellent doctor!! He is very thorough and caring! I’d recommend him to all my family and friends!
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Brenda Tuttle in Wofford Heights, CA – Nov 24, 2018
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He told my mother that she’s had a good run and get ready to die. Then he prescribed wrong medications that have bad interaction. When pharmacy told us about it we tried to contact him for correct meds and he would not return calls. He has been very rude to my mother and her caregivers and abrupt. This is unacceptable care. Maybe this review will get his attention and prevent others from experience the same kind of subpar care. I’d leave zero stars of I could.
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  • 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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A Daughter – Aug 15, 2018
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The Dr. was okay, he seemed more interested in how my child was related to me than trying to figure out what was wrong with my child. We left the office with a prescription in hand, but low and behold when we arrived at the pharmacy, after an hour drive home from his office, we waited an hour for a prescription we couldn't fill. Dr. neglected to put a dose or amount on prescription. Called the office 3 times and spoke to very incompetent staff. Find another Dr. if you can, this office sucks!!!!!
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Kerri in Tehachapi, CA – Jun 24, 2016
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This was the rudest, meanest man I have ever met in my life. He was being so judgmental, I left out of there crying.
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Bakersfield, CA – Mar 16, 2016
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Worst bedside manner.Take a lawyer with you to ensure you're taken care of. Do not go to Mercy hospital /Memorial hospital or wherever this person is working as an onsite dr to fill. Under his care, he did not take care of me after surgery. Never have a procedure at Mercy!No patient should suffer in a hospital and there is no social rep to ensure someone will be able to take care of you at home. He's judgemental which effects your treatment.
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Wronged by this horrible person in Bakersfield ca – Jan 14, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Here at San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc., our mission is to offer the best quality care to those we serve with a commitment to excel-lence...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Family Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Tulane Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Va Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Christ Comm Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Osmania Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1980
Kakatiya Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1972
Kakatiya Med Coll
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Awards

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Locations

San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Group

San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Med Group3551 Q St Ste 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301
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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 Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

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

Kern Valley Healthcare District

Lake Isabella, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

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

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