Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD

Critical Care MedicineMaleAge 57

Dr. Vendegna
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dignity Health-Medical Clinic at Ella

1304 Ella St Ste A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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(805) 549-9555

Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD is a Critical Care Medicine Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vendegna to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Vendegna's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Air and Gas Embolism
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • 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
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • 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:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Vendegna's Reviews

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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (9)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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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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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!
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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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Grover Beach, CA – Mar 30, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


U Colo Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
U Colo Sch Med
Residency Hospital
U Colo Sch Med
Internship Hospital
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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Does Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Vendegna has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD's top areas of care?

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