Dr. Richard Belkin, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 51

Dr. Belkin
Accepting new patients

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates

2403 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 898-8840

Dr. Richard Belkin, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Belkin to book an appointment.

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Dr. Belkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphangioma
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Belkin accepts the following insurance:

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$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
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Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Belkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Belkin

4.3

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Belkin is thoughtful and kind. An excellent doctor. He takes excellent care of my elderly mother.
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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RRolland – Mar 03, 2020
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I have a lung condition that has had several interpretations by different pulmonologists over the years...some who had me on a fairly negative path of medicines. Dr. Belkin looked at the records, looked at the MRIs, and with compassion and understanding,got me off the hamster wheel of dubious advice and drugs. He freed me. Cannot recommend him highly enough.
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
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Hillary in Santa Barbara – Jan 22, 2020
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Best lung doctor on the West Coast! Love this guy. He is so bright, kind, compassionate. It doesn't get any better than him.
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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Dr. Belkin is wonderful! He listens to my concerns and my opinions and truly cares about my wellbeing. He is very thorough and I’m very appreciative of his experience and understanding. I’m so lucky to have this great doctor on my care team!
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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Laura Lucas in Lompoc, CA – Dec 04, 2017
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Love this doctor
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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Biography

Dr. Richard Belkin, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Univ Pa
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Stanford Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Stanford Univ
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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Dr. Belkin frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and Cough. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Belkin treats.

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Locations

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates2403 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Solvang, CA

97% Patient Experience Rating, 28% higher than the national average