Dr. Ross Michel, MD

Dr. Ross Michel, MD

PulmonologyMale

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(805) 212-1043

Dr. Ross Michel, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Michel to book an appointment.

Locations

Medical Clinic at Ella

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(805) 212-1043
Medical Clinic at Ella1304 Ella St Ste A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Medical Clinic at Posada

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(805) 212-1043
Medical Clinic at Posada265 Posada Ln Ste B Templeton, CA 93465
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Michel is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center San Luis Obispo, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Michel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Michel

2.3

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Dr. Michel's office contacted me and set up an appointment. I was ill that day so I had a Zoom appointment with him. He was very cordial, explained everything then asked if I had questions. He made me feel like I was being cared for, not just physically but in other areas of my life. Kind of a Holistic approach. This is rare for western medicine! I like him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Dolores Adams – Aug 16, 2021
An absolute nightmare to book a visit and they're are almost impossible to contact. if they're too busy they're just keep you waiting for ever. They are terrible at communicating with your insurance and you can't get an approval for a better place because they won't refer you out or explain in writing to your insurance why they can't get you in. Might as well resign to dying in your sleep before they get back to you. (sarcasm, but kinda true)
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 15, 2020
Terrible telephone system. I couldn't even get through to ask about medicare coverage. Three calls, long inapplicable prompts. I almost went to sleep. New patient line is answered, but it is a general service without knowledge of his profile.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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????-???? in Santa Maria, CA – Jul 06, 2018
Horrible experience with staff. Booking an appointment was near impossible. Front office staff rude and inappropriate.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
10 people found this helpful
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May 23, 2018
Dr. Michel first off was especially uncommunicative. After my first visit, without telling me anything, he sent a technician to run me through some performance tests and leave a nighttime blood O2, pulse rate monitor. I used it for one night, then he technician brought a nighttime oxygen machine that I was supposed to use every night, all night, still with no communication from Dr. Michel. I used the machine for several weeks, then not using it for a
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
17 people found this helpful
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Norman Scott in Creston, CA – Feb 12, 2016

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Michel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cough
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Cough more than 100% of his peers

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

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Wheezing more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Michel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wheezing

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(805) 212-1043

Dr. Michel accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
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PHCS Network PPO
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ross Michel, MD is a Pulmonology Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as French Hospital Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2003
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1996
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ross Michel, MD?

Call (805) 212-1043 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Ross Michel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Michel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ross Michel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Ross Michel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Michel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Ross Michel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ross Michel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Michel frequently treats Cough, Sleep Apnea, and Wheezing. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Michel treats.

Where is Dr. Ross Michel, MD's office located?

Dr. Michel's office is located at 1304 Ella St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Michel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)