Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD

Medical Clinic at Ella

1304 Ella St Ste A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 ()

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This review is more about the practice than about Dr. Vendegna. These folks can be so much better than they are. The practice has 6 specialists supported by 3 PA's. Unfortunately service breaks down with the front-line support staff. I found that the assistants (not the PA’s) are either inept or they just don’t care. Between 1/15/20 and 4/27/20 I made 8 calls to the doctor’s assistants 7 of which were not returned. Critical issues were delayed or ignored. I waited 2 months to get an appointment at CCCC and I finally got to spend 20 minutes with Dr. Vendegna. Dr. Vendegna seems like a nice person but I never really got to experience any doctoring with him. He referred me to UCSF and after multiple calls to the assistant to get them to follow through with the referral I found UCSF to be very helpful. I should note that Claudia Franke, PA and Tracy (breathing tests) were very professional and helpful. I wish these folks the best and I hope that they can improve.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Dave R – Apr 28, 2020
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Dr. Vendegna is great. He's attentive, asks questions, explains test results. His employees that actually administer the tests are also excellent. However his office staff is unbelievably inadequate, inefficient and somewhat rude. There's no follow-thru.
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Astrid J Gallagher – Aug 09, 2019
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Dr. Vendegna is totally amazing! If anyone needs a pulmonary doctor, he is the one!
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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Templeton – Jan 21, 2018
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This review is not so much for Dr. Vendegna as for the management of Central Coast Chest Consultants. It is very difficult to communicate with this practice outside of an office visit. They have a two-hour lunch, close early in the afternoon, and if their front desk is busy, you are shunted to voice mail. Messages left by phone or on the patient portal are not always responded to in a timely fashion. Record-keeping appears faulty, and one gets different stories depending on whom one talks to.
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  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Grover Beach, CA – Mar 30, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Luis Obispo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as French Hospital Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonology

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

U Colo Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
1993
U Colo Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1991
U Colo Sch Med
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Dr. Vendegna frequently treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vendegna treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD's office located?

Dr. Vendegna's office is located at 1304 Ella St Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Vendegna's Top Procedures and Conditions

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Wheezing
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vendegna treats Wheezing more than 100% of his peers

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

Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vendegna treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Vendegna's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Air and Gas Embolism
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Vendegna accepts the following insurance:

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Medical Clinic at Ella

Medical Clinic at Ella1304 Ella St Ste A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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