Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, MD

Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, MD

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Pulmonology  |  
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61 y/o
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Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

San Joaquin Valley Pulmonary Group

3551 Q St Ste 100

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Ahmed performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pneumonia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Asthma
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ahmed's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ahmed "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 in all that we do. Our goal is to offer services that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, and accessible manner to those in our community."
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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • 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
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Biopsy
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Immunization
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Physical Examination
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ahmed has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ahmed does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ahmed and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia

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Dr. Ahmed's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ahmed to family and friends
2.3
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Ahmed's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Tehachapi, CA |
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!!!!!
Bakersfield, CA |
This was the rudest, meanest man I have ever met in my life. He was being so judgmental, I left out of there crying.
in Bakersfield ca |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ahmed accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 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
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Ahmed 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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Kern Valley Healthcare District
6412 Laurel Ave
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
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