Dr. Thomas Kunelis, DO

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 58

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Thomas Kunelis, DO is a Pulmonologist in Mesa, AZ and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kunelis has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, winner of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Thomas Kunelis, DO

Pulmonary Associates, PA

5151 E Broadway Rd Ste 107 Mesa, AZ 85206 ()
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highly recommend.
Dr. Kunelis is the best. He takes time to listen, answer questions, explain conditions, procedures, etc. He's hyper but does not make you feel rushed. He is honest and forthcoming. (99% of doctors are not) He really cares, has researched to find something, anything that will help me due to my numerous allergies. He doesn't give up. There is usually a fairly long wait time but he is worth the wait. I have been to several pulmonologists in my lifetime and I have found one other pulmonologist that cares about his patients in the whole valley.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Peggy A. Wilson Dobbs – Feb 04, 2022
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Awesome doctor and very knowledgeable. Helpful with all my lung issues. We are working together as a team now. Thank you so much doctor
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sherry True – Oct 19, 2020
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Very well taken care of
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Refugio – Apr 01, 2020
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Great guy. Not only knowledgeable but puts me at ease with his wit in what is an uncomfortable time for me.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jeff B – Feb 06, 2020
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My husband who is a 100% disabled vet, has been going to dr for 8 years. First in avondale then on to glendale. He is very enjoyable and very thorough. Is aware of conditions and does quick testing to make sure nothing else is going on. Best pulmonologist we've ever been to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kenneth Dean – Jan 10, 2020
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Wonderful! It was one of those glorious twist of fate (or gift from GOD) that led me to Dr. Kunelis and I am really grateful.
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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Bari – Aug 06, 2019
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He is very caring and keeps trying to help you. Doesn't give up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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AZ – Sep 26, 2018
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Dr. Kunelis and his NP both came in to discuss my case which was impressive. He said “ if you were my sister, this is what I would recommend to her...” He is extremely knowledgeable and I knew I was in very good hands!
What went well
  • 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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Gilbert, AZ – Apr 06, 2018
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I'm 68, I've been to my share of doctors. This man is wonderful, he never ever rushes me through an appointment. The ONLY thing that saddens me is I only need to seem him once a year. (But to be honest I do make up excuses to see him every 6 months) I would and have recomended him to any one in need of his specialy. His staff is just as special as he is. He is absolutely the most gracious, understanding, helpful and kindest person in the medical field I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
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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Patricia Scott in San Tan Valley, AZ – Mar 07, 2018
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I was impressed. Dr. Kunelis listened and I really felt like he cared about me as a person. I left with all my questions answered, feeling better than when I arrived, and more important HOPE! Thank you, Dr. Kunelis, we need more men like you in medicine.
What went well
  • 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
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TJ in Apache Junction, AZ – Aug 26, 2017
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Awesome. He listens!!
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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Carolyn in Florence, AZ – May 18, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Good Samaritan Reg Mc
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Good Samaritan Reg Mc
Residency Hospital
1992
U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1991
Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

  • The pathogenesis of accelerated fibrinolysis in liver cirrhosis: a critical role for tissue plasminogen activator, blood., May 1987
  • Do inhaled bronchodilators improve exercise tolerance in COPD?, Jan/Feb 200

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What are Dr. Thomas Kunelis, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Kunelis frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Kunelis specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Kunelis, DO's office located?

Dr. Kunelis' office is located at 5151 E Broadway Rd Ste 107, Mesa, AZ 85206. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kunelis

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kunelis treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kunelis treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 258-4951.

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. Kunelis is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
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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. Kunelis is experienced in the area of Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Embolism
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
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Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Kunelis is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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. Kunelis is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Emphysema
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
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High
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Dr. Kunelis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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(602) 258-4951

Dr. Kunelis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Pulmonary Associates, PA

Pulmonary Associates, PA5151 E Broadway Rd Ste 107 Mesa, AZ 85206
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