Dr. Thomas Ence, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 72
  
Dr. Ence
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

San Fernando Valley Pulmonary Medical Group

18399 Ventura Blvd Ste 245 Tarzana, CA 91356

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(818) 609-7536

Dr. Thomas Ence, MD is a Pulmonologist in Tarzana, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ence has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Encino Hospital Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ence to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ence 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
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
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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 Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
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Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus 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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 89% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Ence treats this condition more than 89% 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 97% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Asthma more than 100% of their peers

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

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ence performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

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 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Sleep Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ence treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Sleep Apnea more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ence treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence performs Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) more than 28% of their peers

Dr. Ence performs this procedure more than 28% 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 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Asthma more than 100% of their peers

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

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of their peers

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

Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ence treats Pneumonia more than 99% of their peers

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

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Dr. Ence's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • 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 Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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I accidently missed my 1st appointment because of homeschooling my 3 children, working my job, and I overslept, so they refused to make another appointment and informed me to find a new pulmonologist. Thank you Dr. Ence for being human and understanding.
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May 16, 2020
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Dr. Ence is a good doctor that presents things in a straightforward manner. I feel like I am in good hands. Getting in and out at his office is pretty quick, too.
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Apr 14, 2020
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Dr Ence is the most through Pulminologist I have ever witnessed. Very caring, leaves no problem unsolved. Goes above and beyond to take care of his patients. Makes sure the patient and the patients family is all involved and aware of all issues. You will find no better Pulminologist in the LA area.
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Tazana, CA – Dec 28, 2018
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Dr Ence is arrogant, non communicative, dismissive and his staff is incompetent, unable, apparently to order the proper medications.
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Jun 12, 2018
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My mother went to see Dr Ence because she's had breathing problem since her 30's! She's 84 now and can barely breathe? Dr Ence's diagnosis? She's a "COUCH POTATO!" How's that for a nice doctor? Not true. She wasn't a couch potato in her 30's Dr Ence. You should not have said that to her and that is not a good diagnosis.
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Northridge, CA – May 14, 2017
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Dr. Ence is an amazing and very caring doctor! The best doctor I ever had. He kept me alive so I could receive my double lung transplant. He is more than a doctor. He is my friend.
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Michael Adams in Oceanside – Jan 17, 2016
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Extent doctor, very caring and provide a lot of attention to patient needs
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Zackary in Tarzana, CA – Dec 16, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Ence, MD is a Pulmonologist in Tarzana, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ence has more experience with Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, Obstructive Lung Disease, and Sleep-disordered Breathing than other spec...

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1979
UCLA Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1977
UCLA Hosp
Residency Hospital
1975
UCLA Hosp
Internship Hospital
1974
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Ence have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Ence offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Ence offer evening visits?

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Locations

San Fernando Valley Pulmonary Medical Group

Tarzana18399 Ventura Blvd Ste 245 Tarzana, CA 91356
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Encino Hospital Medical Center

Encino, CA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Providence Tarzana Medical Center

Tarzana, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

West Hills, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)