Dr. Paul Salva, MD

Pediatric PulmonologyMaleAge 66

Dr. Paul Salva, MD is a Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist in Springfield, MA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Medical Center and Shriners' Hospital For Children. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Salva to book an appointment.

Dr. Salva

Pediatric Pulmonology Wstrn Mas

125 Liberty St Ste 308 Springfield, MA 01103
Accepting new patients

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Care Philosophy

"I strive to teach my patients and families as much as possible so they can understand their condition and empower them to manage it prospectively."

- Dr. Paul Salva, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Salva's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salva treats Asthma more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Salva treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salva treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Salva treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Bronchoprovocation Test
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Salva performs Bronchoprovocation Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salva performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Salva's conditions and procedures:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Lung Diffusion Capacity Test
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respirator Fit Evaluations
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Spirometry
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Wheezing
  • Xolair® Therapy

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(413) 739-4144

Dr. Salva accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Salva's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salva

4.8

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
92.5925925925926%
(25)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.7037037037037037%
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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Salva’s my entire life and there isn’t a doctor I trust more than him. I previously was concerned that my asthma would inhibit my athletic and professional goals; however, Dr. Salva assured me that if I follow his treatment plan, I would be able to live a life that is not dictated by my asthma. Dr. Salva transformed my life from a severe asthmatic with regular asthma attacks to someone with high controlled asthma. Dr. Salva is extremely dedicated to his patients and very accessible; any time I experienced uncontrollable asthma at school, he would allow me to come to his office immediately to avoid urgent care/ER visits. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him! I highly encourage those who are serious about controlling their asthma to seek his expertise.
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
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May 15, 2021
Dr. Salva is the best! He is an expert in the field of pediatric pulmonology and combines his knowledge with his kindness and compassion when working with patients and parents. He encourages his patients to lead normal active lives while teaching both the patient and parent how to properly manage asthma. All three of my children were patients of Dr. Salva when they were young and one still sees him....lets pray he is not planning on retiring anytime soon as there is no doctor I trust more than Dr. Salva! Great staff too!
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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Kathleen – Mar 30, 2021
Dr. Paul Salva is truly a doctor who cares and goes above and beyond. If you choose Dr. Salva for your child's health you will be in great hands. Thank you Dr. Salva you epitomize what a doctor should be.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Giovanna – May 28, 2020
My boys have been going to Dr Salva for over 12 years - luckily, two have not needed to go back because their asthma issues seemed to have lessened as they have grown older. However, my youngest still sees Dr Salva on a regular basis. He is compassionate, funny and very easy to talk with . My son thinks he is the best too. His care and followup is thorough and timely. He listens and always takes the time to help our family. He is A1 in my book.
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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M. Oldenburg – Feb 24, 2020
dr salva and his staff are awesome.. very nice people that genuinely care about your health
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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Tyler P – Nov 19, 2019
My son was struggling in many different ways. Dr. Salva followed through and we avoided an e.r. Visit due to Dr. Salva calling in an emergency prescription. He has followed through with referrals when other Dr.s did not.
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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Shannon in Chicopee, MA – Nov 17, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to teach my patients and families as much as possible so they can understand their condition and empower them to manage it prospectively.

Biography

I grew up in the area where I practice.  Having trained in many other parts of the country - all wonderful - practicing where I grew up, I feel gives...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Ind U/Riley Chldns Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1991
U Ariz
Residency Hospital
1989
U Ariz
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Connecticut
1976
College Of The Holy Cross, Worcster, Ma
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. Paul Salva, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Paul Salva, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salva frequently treats Asthma, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and Bronchoprovocation Test. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Salva treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Salva, MD's office located?

Dr. Salva's office is located at 125 Liberty St Ste 308, Springfield, MA 01103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Paul Salva, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Pediatric Pulmonology Wstrn Mas

Steven J. Covici MD Facs. PC125 Liberty St Ste 308 Springfield, MA 01103
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Shriners' Hospital For Children

Springfield, MA