Dr. Syed Alam, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Alam
Telehealth services available

Syed Alam Pulmonology: Syed Alam MD

2901 Sillect Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308

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(661) 324-7300

Dr. Syed Alam, MD is a Pulmonologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alam has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. 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 has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alam to book an appointment.


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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
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Background Check

1 disciplinary action Found
  • Failure to keep adequate medical records (12/11/2015)View details
No malpractice claims found for California
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (661) 324-7300.

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Dr. Alam typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

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Pulmonary Embolism
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Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Alam typically treats 90% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Asthma
Emphysema
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Alam typically treats 99% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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.

Dr. Alam typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
Interstitial Lung Disease
Bronchitis
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intubation
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Narcolepsy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Polymyositis
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing
  • X-Ray

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Dr. Alam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
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
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
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.
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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.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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!!
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Linda R in Bakersfield, CA – Nov 28, 2016
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About Me

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

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Locations

Syed Alam Pulmonology: Syed Alam MD

Syed Alam MD Pulmonology A Professional Med Corp2901 Sillect Ave Bakersfield, CA 93308
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Health Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Bakersfield Heart Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

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

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Bakersfield, CA

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

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

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

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