Dr. Richard D. Defelice, MD

Dr. Richard D. Defelice, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine | Male | 66 years old

PMA-Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease and Critical Care Consultants

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Dr. Defelice specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

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    Malpractice Claims

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Veterans Administration Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center and Veterans Administration Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Arizona Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Other Education
    Medical College Of Wisconsin, Mph

    Completed in 1996

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • The Incidence and Implications of Coccidioduria, 1982
    • Gynecomastia with Ketoconazole, 1981
    • Best practices in Medicine: A Clinical Guide by Northern California Physicians, 1996
    • Fluconazole Therapy for Chronic Disseminated Candidiasis in Patients with leukemia and Prior Amphotericin B Therapy, 1991
    • Disposition of Ketoconazole, and Oral Antifungal in Man, 1982
    • Ketoconazole Treatment of Nonprimary Coccidiodomycosis, 1982
    • Therapy of Cutaneous Coccidiodomycosis with Imidazoles, 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine and Pulmonology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Defelice's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients