Dr. Syed Alam, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMale

Dr. Alam
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Syed Alam MD Pulmonology A Professional Med Corp

5531 Business Park S Ste 201 Bakersfield, CA 93309

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(661) 324-7300

Dr. Syed Alam, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Bakersfield and Bakersfield Heart Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alam to book an appointment.

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Dr. Alam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of his peers

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

Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 100% of his peers

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

Animal Allergies
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alam treats Animal Allergies more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Infection
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cellulitis
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • 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
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallstones
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intubation
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Narcolepsy
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • X-Ray

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Dr. Alam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
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
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Alam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alam

4.8

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr Alam is great! However is office staff is horrible. They do not answer the phone. It just rings and rings. If they do answer and say they will return your call, don’t hold your breath. It doesn’t happen! They may say they have called you, and you may sit by the phone and wait, but don’t waste your time. Dr. Alam and his nurse are lovely people and very good at their jobs.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
4 people found this helpful
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Susan Laramy – Apr 21, 2020
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Dr. Alam has treated our whole family and we are forever grateful to him for his care and compassion he has given to each family member. He goes above and beyond any other doctor we have had. Having him is like having him as a part of our family. Highly recommend him.
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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Terry and Chuck Wyckoff – Feb 22, 2020
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Dr Alam is a great doctor, he is so kind,I don’t have words for him. He has wonderful staff in his office.His PA kindra is very nice and treat patients very well. Love to have this wonderful doctor.
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Pam – Jul 14, 2019
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Very professional and caring. Real concern for his patients. I always feel well informed after my visit on how my progress is going. Very happy patient!!
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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Bakersfield – May 10, 2018
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Dr Alam is the kindest, most caring Dr I've ever met. I had to spend a month in KMC, and this Dr checked on me long after his services were required. My last name is Lavender, and the color of my chart was the same. Although I was moved many times he would see that chart and come by my room. Always comforting. To know this good man is to love him! Guess you see why I give him 5 stars. Lol
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Patricia in Bakersfield, CA – Jun 24, 2017
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Very easy to talk to as well as very compassionate. I love that he refers out to a Specialist as needed. Great staff as well. Very friendly and helpful. The Best!!
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
8 people found this helpful
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Linda R in Bakersfield, CA – Nov 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I work in partnership with patients, offering high-quality, and individualized care with compassion. I believe communication and collaboration with patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonology

Education

1982
Dow Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Panjabi
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Syed Alam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alam frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Allergic Rhinitis, and Animal Allergies. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alam treats.

Where is Dr. Syed Alam, MD's office located?

Dr. Alam's office is located at 5531 Business Park S Ste 201, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Alam speaks Spanish, Panjabi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Syed Alam MD Pulmonology A Professional Med Corp5531 Business Park S Ste 201 Bakersfield, CA 93309
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average