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Dr. Robert Wright, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Wright

Dr. Robert Wright, MD is a pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1977 and specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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(805) 898-8840

Dr. Wright accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Wright's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shortness of Breath
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Dr. Wright treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wright treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Mycobacterial Lung Infection
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Dr. Wright treats Mycobacterial Lung Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wright treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wright performs Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wright performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wright's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stress Test
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

About Me

As a lung and critical care specialist, I believe that a patient should have access to timely and personal care. I try to the best of my ability to evaluate patients in a caring and efficient manner. When one cannot breathe, then nothing else matters. It is my hope that patients feel cared for and valued at all times.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1989
UCLA Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1983
University Of California Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine UCLA 1981-82
Residency Hospital
1980
UCLA Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
UCLA Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1973
Occidental College
Undergraduate School
1989
1983
1982
1980
1978
1977
1973

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Wright was recommended by a friend years ago. Having asthma since I was 5 months old, and receiving a variety of care from numerous doctors, I found what I believed was the most effective treatment. My 1st visit: He listened cautiously. We disagreed some and he agreed to treat me on the condition I would be willing to try HIS way eventually. He not only gained my trust, but HIS way was so much more effective! He has always been there for me, respectful, caring, and is truly the BEST doctor!
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Dr Wright treated me for pneumonia and flu. In a diagnostic chest scan he saw a small corner of my spleen, which he assessed as slightly larger than normal. Instead of ignoring this incidental finding, he shared this finding with other doctors and that led to a diagnosis of lymphoma. (Which was successfully treated.) I’m not sure what would have happened to me had he not been so alert, knowledgeable and concerned. Thank you Dr. Wright.
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Dr. Wright was my pulmonologist when I was hospitalized for pneumonia. His care while I was in the hospital was exceptional. He followed up with me efficiently so that the time that I had to worry between lab reports and tests was minimized. I continued to see him after I was released from the hospital and his care remained the same. He took every concern I had very seriously and continued to run tests until we had answers and my infection was 100% clear. I highly recommend Dr. Wright.
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Dr. wright saved my life. He is compassionate and always available. He is the best doctor that I have ever had, and his patients are the luckiest patients.
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I really needed help and decided to self refer myself to a specialist. I ramdomly found this office and was given an appointment with Dr Wright. I feel VERY fortunate to have gotten him because he really took the time to get a good understanding of my problem. I have always been rushed through doctor visits, but not this time. I have a f/u next week, but am pleasantly pleased with treatment so far. I feel like I am living normally again, which makes me tear up. I can't thank him enough.
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I am so happy to have found Dr. Wright. I had a chronic cough for over a year & after three courses of Prednazone Steroid it still kept coming back. Dr Wright heard my voice from his office & diagnosed a sinus disease as the main cause of the cough. He ordered a CT sinus scan immediately which confirmed his suspicion. He was very thourough in his examination and immediately set me up with treatment. He called to check on me to make sure I was fully aware of the treatment he recommended.
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We went to Dr. Wright after my husband's previous physician gave up his pulmonary practice. Talk about a silver lining. Dr. Wright did more for my husband in one week than his previous physician did in a year. Following our initial consultation, Dr. Wright invited us to his office where he proceeded to display and explain the various tests and their results. We couldn't have been more pleased with the one-on-one time and attention. We would highly recommend Dr. Robert Wright.
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Dr. Wright is my most favorite dotcor EVER! He first saw me on an emergency basis, when I came back from Machu Picchu with bronchitis that turned into pneumonia and asthma. From the beginning, I felt totally comfortable with his caring, gentle nature, his concern for me as a patient and a human being. He's been there for me for many years, and I would recommend him highly to anyone who needs a fantastic professional. I trust him implicitly; he's an amazing Pulmonologist.
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Dr. Robert Wright and his staff are all I could have hoped for in a medical practitioner. He has been my primary care physician for several years now and has always provided the absolute best care. He is beyond thorough in his efforts for every medical issue I have had. Dr. Wright is an excellent physician , and a man of the highest integrity.
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I had a heart attack in January 2016 & was unconscious for 4 days. My wife informs me that Dr. Wright was at the top of the list of doctors who checked on me several times a day, spent considerable time with her, and who took a real interest in my health, lung condition, & the impact of the lungs on my heart function. After regaining consciousness, Dr. Wright showed a substantial, continued interest in my lung function & preventing possible future infections. Thank you Dr. Wright.
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