Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD

Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD

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Pulmonology  |  
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65 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Robert Laughlin, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

Premier Medical Associates

3838 San Dimas St Ste A250

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

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

Cough
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
41

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • 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 Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Biopsy
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Management
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis

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

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of The East/Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, University Of The East
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Kansas Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Usc University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Va Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Laughlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Mercy Hospitals

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia

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Dr. Laughlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Laughlin to family and friends
4.9
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Laughlin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Bakersfirld, CA |
One of the most caring doctors in Bakersfield. His office staff is awesome too. Highly recommended.
Bakersfield CA |
Dr Laughin has a common sense approach to wellness!
in Bakersfield, CA |
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.
in Bakersfield, CA |
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.
in Bakersfield California |
Great bedside manner. He always takes his time with me. He is the most caring Doctor I have ever been to.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Laughlin accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    Advantage Health Solutions
  • Aetna
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Elect Choice EPO
    Golden Choice
    Golden Choice PPO
  • 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
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Laughlin 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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Bakersfield Heart Hospital
3001 Sillect Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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