Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 68

Dr. Laughlin
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Premier Medical Associates

3838 San Dimas St Ste A250 Bakersfield, CA 93301

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Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Laughlin has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Laughlin to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Laughlin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Laughlin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Laughlin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (661) 323-5300.

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. Laughlin typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Laughlin typically treats 86% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Normal Frequency
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. Laughlin typically treats 65% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchitis
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchiectasis
Normal Frequency
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. Laughlin typically treats 69% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shortness of Breath
Acute Bronchitis
Wheezing
Asthma
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Laughlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Laughlin accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
Advantage Health Solutions
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Elect Choice EPO
Golden Choice
Golden Choice PPO
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
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Pathway X-(PPO) Individual via Exchange/Gold DirectAccess
Pathway X-(PPO) Individual via Exchange/Platinum DirectAccess
Prudent Buyer PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Blue Shield of California PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
Health Net
Advantage Platinum PPO
Health Net POS
Health Net PPO
Medicare POS
Medicare PPO
Tricare WC
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
Family Health Plan PPO
Standard
TriCare for Life
Tricare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellPoint
WellPoint PPO

Dr. Laughlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laughlin

4.0

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
25%
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What went well
  • Office environment (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (21)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (21)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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I once held him in high regard. However I told him I suspected after having chest pain and multitude of symptoms that I had Covid. Insisted I must have ACID REFLUX. Even yelled at me that I was being narrow minded. I have GERD but it has been under control for years. This chest pain was all the way on my right. Acid reflux would not explain the myriad of heart (tachycardia), lung and neurological symptoms (loss of smell, tingling, short term memory loss, etc) I was experiencing. Turns out I had pneumonia with ground glass opacities (characteristic of Covid) he told me the MRI must be wrong. (?!) Went to Cedars Sinai, they said yes. You had it or you had something exactly like it that we’ve never heard of. (Sarcastically. Because the chances of that are ridiculously remote) I feel miles better now, but am still suffering complications. For the love of God, see someone else.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Best lung doctor in Kern county! He’s treated me for valley fever and several pneumonia’s over the past few years! No long waiting times to see him! Office staff is very professional and knowledgeable! It’s nice to visit a doctors office where the staff are jovial !
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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Ruth Miro – Jul 18, 2020
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I would never refer this doctor to take care of any patient. We had a daughter that was seen and rudely and carelessly taken care of. It was so bad we told the nurses and doctors to make sure he never came in to her room again, let alone give her, what we considered, the worst medical care I have ever seen.,our daughter died at age 42 after years of brave fighting, beginning at 4 1/2 being diagnosed with an incurable, at the time, cancer. She would go from an absolute genius to a mentally challenged child due to such high doses of radiation needed. She would go on in life doing amazing things and always volunteering to help mentally and physically challenged children and adults. So it is not like she had not been seen by hundreds of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. During years of medical care we would come across someone that we did not care for, although only a few over decades of health care. Dr. Laughlin was hands down the worst healthcare provider EVER!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Rod in Bakersfield, CA – Dec 31, 2019
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Do yourself a favor. Don't trust this very poor so-called doctor! Stay away and live.
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What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Laughlin was performing a lung biopsy on my grandfather. Due to "being overzealous" (his words, not mine), he punctured the lung. My grandfather is currently fighting for his life. Has been hospitalized for a week, with family there around the clock. Dr. Laughlin has not been in at all to speak face to face with us. Not impressed at all.
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No results
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Nov 26, 2019
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Great doctor. Very personable.
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Larry – Sep 18, 2019
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Dr. Robert Laughlin is one of the best!! He has been nothing short of amazing with my husband. He was able to finally give me some peace of mind when dealing with my husbands sickness. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs, wants and deserves a physician who really cares for his patients!
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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Medina Family in Bakersfield, CA – May 30, 2019
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I spoke to this so called doctor yesterday in the ER. He was extremely arrogant! I asked a question in regards to the health of a love one. He reply was "What does that have to do with anything". Do not waste your time trying to talk to this doctor. He is HORRIBLE!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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bakersfield, CA – May 22, 2019
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I found him to be very arrogant & unwilling to listen to me. He said I never had asthma even though I was diag. by UCLA & was in & out of the hospital repeatedly due to it. He prescribed meds that had a caution about using if there were kidney issues. I told him beforehand I couldn’t take anything that would harm my kidney. I pd my copay before I saw the caution. He was examining my throat & I told him I was feeling sick. He told me it was “acid reflux”! 2 hours I had a temp of 102. ???? Awful!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Colleen in Bakersfield , CA – Mar 23, 2019
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Very easy to talk with and very thorough in his diagnosis
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
1 person found this helpful
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veryl dragoo in Bakersfield , CA – Jul 05, 2018
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First visit 1/2/18 I felt very comfortable when I walked in. The office staff was very friendly, the technician was by far, the best. He helped me a lot. Then I met Dr. Laughlin.. A breath of fresh air to find a physician who truly cares about his patients. There were 3 patients in the waiting room and they couldn't have enough to say about his virtues. I'm happy my physician referred me to him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Delores Oliver in Bakersfield, CA – Jan 04, 2018
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One of the most caring doctors in Bakersfield. His office staff is awesome too. Highly recommended.
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No results
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No results
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Michele in Bakersfirld, CA – Aug 01, 2017
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Dr Laughin has a common sense approach to wellness!
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No results
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Bakersfield CA – Jun 27, 2017
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Dr. Laughlin has been my doctor for about 7 years, now. I highly recommend him for his knowledge, "bedside manner" and straight-forward talk. See that picture? Yea, he's that friendly. He never seems in a rush. Very nice office staff and he had his own alb people on site; from bloodwork, to x-rays, to pulmonary testing/monitoring it's all done on site with friendly people.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Frank Daigle in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 03, 2017
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Best most caring Doctor I've ever had. i can't say enough good about him. He diagnosed my mother's ovarian cancer within 24 hrs after her doctor had been missing it for months. Does not hesitate to consult if need arises.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara W in Bakersfield, CA – Jan 29, 2016
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Great bedside manner. He always takes his time with me. He is the most caring Doctor I have ever been to.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Melanie Hines in Bakersfield California – Jan 05, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA. Dr. Laughlin has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease,...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1986
Va Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Usc University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
University of Kansas Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Laughlin frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Laughlin specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD's office located?

Dr. Laughlin's office is located at 3838 San Dimas St Ste A250, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Premier Medical Associates

Amy K Mehta MD Inc.3838 San Dimas St Ste A250 Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Laughlin treats patients.

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

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

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

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

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

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