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Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Vendegna

Central Coast Chest Consultants

1428 Phillips Ln Ste 203 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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(805) 543-4407


Dr. Thomas Vendegna, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1990 and specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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(805) 543-4407

Dr. Vendegna accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vendegna's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • 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)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

Dr. Vendegna's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vendegna

4.8

Based on 10 reviews

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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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Dr. Vendegna is totally amazing! If anyone needs a pulmonary doctor, he is the one!
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

University Colo School Med
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University Colo School Med
Residency Hospital
1991
University Colo School Med
Internship Hospital
1990
Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1993
1991
1990

Awards

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)