Dr. Ross Michel, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Michel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Central Coast Chest Consultants

1428 Phillips Ln Ste 203 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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(805) 543-4407

Dr. Ross Michel, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Michel has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University medical school in 2002. 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.


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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Michel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Michel performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Asthma more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of their peers

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

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Wheezing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Wheezing more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Michel performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michel treats Bronchiectasis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Michel treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Michel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • 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
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

Dr. Michel's Reviews

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      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)
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      Jul 15, 2020
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      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.
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      Horrible experience with staff. Booking an appointment was near impossible. Front office staff rude and inappropriate.
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      May 23, 2018
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      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
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      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

      Specialties

      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Critical Care Medicine
      • Sleep Medicine

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2005
      University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      Residency Hospital
      2003
      University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
      Internship Hospital
      2002
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      Medical School
      1996
      Duke University
      Undergraduate School

      Awards

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      Locations

      Central Coast Chest Consultants

      Central Coast Chest Consultants1428 Phillips Ln Ste 203 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      French Hospital Medical Center

      San Luis Obispo, CA

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

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

      Marian Regional Medical Center

      Santa Maria, CA

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

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

      San Luis Obispo, CA

      68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)