Dr. Robert Wright, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 71

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Robert Wright, MD is a Pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, CA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Wright, MD

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates

2403 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ()
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Dr. Wright is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Wright's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
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I am 84 years old, and in the course of my life have been under the care of many physicians. Dr. Wright has been my primary care provider for the last 15 years, and without a doubt, has provided me the best overall care. He is clearly knowledgeable and experienced, and he has guided me to other excellent physicians when I have needed specialized help outside of his expertise. He is a caring and compassionate man, who is always accessible and who follows through beyond expectation. I feel truly blessed to be a patient of his.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jean Alfred tennant – May 04, 2022
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Dr Wright has not only given me excellent medical care, but has always treated me with respect and kindness. I had never realized how vulnerable a patient can feel until I was faced with my first major health problem at age 66. His steadfast direction for my care, as well as his optimism and genuine caring nature, has helped me tremendously in navigating my pulmonary issues. I know that he not only has my best interests at heart, but will go the extra mile to see I get the care I need. I am eternally grateful that he is my pulmonologist!
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Marsha Kennell – Apr 22, 2022
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My Mom had been suffering with fluid in her lungs. We could not get in to a Pulmonologist in our area. I happened to look up Drs in the SB area, and found Dr Wright. He has went above and beyond to help my Mom. She is finally on the mend! Thanks to Dr Wright and his staff. He has shown us he cares about his patients, and their well-being.
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Jill Diaz – Apr 05, 2022
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Dr. Wright is an excellent, caring doctor who went out of his way over many months to help me with a lung problem. He checked on me in the hospital after I had surgery, and followed up to make sure the problem was resolved. I would highly recommend him to anyone with pulmonary issues.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jim L. – Dec 03, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Wright's for several years. I travel from Thousand Oaks to SB to see him given I am confident and safe within his care. I was dx with a rare, woman's only disease (www.thelamfoundation.org) in 2003. He helped keep me stable until I was no longer stable due to progression, then he went to bat for me and got me evaluated for a successful bilateral lung transplant at UCLA. In a nutshell, not only is he a brilliant medicine man, but he is compassionate and has excellent bedside manner. He calms me when I become anxious, will return a call/text/email off hours and has always given me the confidence to live my best life under the circumstances of the moment. He will remain my primary care / pulmonologist. The UCLA transplant team agrees he's the best in his class of care for me. I wholeheartedly recommend him to my fellow lung disease patients. I promise you won't be disappointed and, I should mention, his staff are terrific, kind, and very patient.
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Stephanie Gonzalez – Jul 08, 2021
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Dr. Wright is an excellent doctor! He's a perfect illustration of good medical care with an excellent staff. He's attentive, caring, smart, and kind. Dr. Wright diagnosed my illness and provided the very best treatment that saved my life. Without him, I wouldn't be here today. He gave me hope and strength and I think of him with thankfulness every day.
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Stacie – Jun 24, 2021
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Dr Wright was amazing, he took my husbands care personaly & was exceptional ,left no stone unturned until he was diagnosed with his illness. Without this care my husbands health would not be where he is today. We thank Dr Wright from the bottom of are hearts.
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Mr & mrs Hooper – Dec 04, 2020
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In early 2019 I had serious breathing & coughing symptoms which appeared out of nowhere. Went to numerous local MD's including another pulmonologist who could not provide me with a definitive diagnosis. After a friend recommended Dr. Wright I made an appointment. Dr. Wright made the accurate diagnosis of eosinophilic asthma, and has been treating me accordingly. I now feel great compared to before I went to him and I'm off steroids and all of the ill side effects. I highly recommend Dr. Wright to anyone with pulmonary issues!
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Kim W – Sep 23, 2020
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I have had asthma forever. I should admit I am 33, an RN, & naturally, a terrible patient. In September 2019, I went into severe respiratory distress and was almost intubated in Ventura. I was discharged from the hospital, on room air, but I still was really struggling. Enter Dr. Wright. It was a long 6 months. There were times I called and appeared in his office in tears, told him I was giving up. He would tell me to keep going. I have been steroid free for 3 months. My asthma is extremely controlled with only 3 meds. Without his caring spirit, my boys would not have a mom. I would not get to be a nurse. His office staff is wonderful. Veronica M, his NP, is outstanding. She would call me right after scans to give me results, and would call me in the week to check in. His office staff, his medical assistants (Mayra and Angel and others) made me laugh every day. They were beyond kind. There is no Dr. or office I could recommend more. Thank you for saving my life.
What went well
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Chelsea B. – May 19, 2020
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Dr. Wright is exceptional. I would recommend him first in a community of excellent specialists for examination and treatment of pulmonary diseases. Dr. Wright was referred to me by my primary care physician in December 2019 after a CT scan revealed a tumor causing obstructive pneumonia, located in an area making treatment difficult. He saw me the next day, and immediately started investigation and further testing and scans that he used to diagnose the rare condition afflicting me, and referred me to specialists at UCLA who performed successful surgery. Throughout the process, Dr. Wright was direct, informative and careful to make sure I understood my condition and his recommendations. He was available whenever I needed him. His continuing care and concern for me has resulted in healthy lungs after the course of treatment Dr. Wright recommended. He is excellent. April 11, 2020
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B. Ginder Santa Barbara, CA – Apr 12, 2020
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I've been a patient of Santa Barbara Pulmonary for 20 years and under Dr. Wright's care for a number of years. Dr. Wright provides clear explanations of test results and monitors previous records for changes. There is also a human side to medicine which is very meaningful to me as it is supportive of his medical care. I highly recommenc Dr. Wright.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Louis Wooldridge – Mar 10, 2020
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I became Dr. Wright’s patient more than 10 years ago when he resolved a recurring breathing condition I had had for several years. By now he has also helped my husband and our Down’s Syndrome son with their medical issues. All 3 of us have been so fortunate to have his expertise in some of his specialities(my husband’s kidney surgery and recovery and, of course, the serious respiratory conditions associated with our son’s Down’s Syndrome). The office staff have always been terrific, efficient and courteous. He has always been prompt to respond to any of our inquiries and to explain current and future options clearly for a number of diverse medical issues over the years. Dr. Wright admirably combines the characteristics of a modern-day expert and of an old-time family doctor, like the one I grew up with. We consider ourselves fortunate, indeed, to have him as our doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 03, 2019
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I had been struggling for over a year to get proper diagnosis and treatment for a breathing condition. Tired of waiting for tests and follow up appointments, I called down to SB to see what kind of pulmonary services were available. I ended up calling the "Wright" office. I was scheduled for a consultation 3 days later. When I arrived at the appointment they immediately performed a PFT and then I met Dr. Wright. He was compassionate and pragmatic. After looking through my chart he immediately ordered a ABG test in his office and scheduled me for a CPET later that same day. He was determined to get to the bottom of my issue. I failed the CPET so he scheduled a Right Heart Cath the next week to rule out pulmonary hypertension. Only a month later after several other tests he was able to diagnose & begin treating me for an allergic reaction to something I inhaled that caused severe inflammation in my lungs. We praise God for a very competent and experienced Dr who helped me breathe again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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A breath of fresh air and thorough care – Aug 17, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • 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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J. Schuler in CA – Jan 01, 2019
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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.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rudy in Goleta, CA – Nov 13, 2018
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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.
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
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Corinne Mathern in Santa Barbara, CA – Aug 23, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Liane Cohen in Santa Barbara, CA – Jul 06, 2018
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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.
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
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Karen Reynolds in Santa Barbara, CA – Sep 08, 2017
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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.
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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Geraldine Judge in Templeton, Ca 93465. – Jul 13, 2017
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Darlene in santa maria, ca – Jun 16, 2017
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Wright was born in Montreal, Quebec and raised in upstate New York, near Potsdam. He moved to Ventura, CA as a teenager and graduated from Occidental...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

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 Hosp
Internship Hospital
1977
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
1973
Occidental College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

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Dr. Wright's office is located at 2403 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Associates2403 Castillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

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87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)