Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 48

Dr. Espeleta
Telehealth services available

Thomas T Vovan MD Inc.

24411 Health Center Dr Ste 560 Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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(949) 521-7163

Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD is a Pulmonologist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from De La Salle University College Of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Espeleta to book an appointment.

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

Treatment Frequency
Respiratory Failure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Respiratory Failure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Wheezing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Wheezing more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Shortness of Breath more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Espeleta's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • 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
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deficiency of Pulmonary Surfactant Protein B
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gallstones
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Anthrax
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Atresia With Intact Ventricular Septum
  • Pulmonary Atresia With Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Pulmonary Branches Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Cystic Lymphangiectasis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism Lung Transplant Rejection
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis - Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia Familial Primary
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Mucormycosis
  • Pulmonary Mycoses
  • Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Pulmonary Sequestration
  • Pulmonary Supravalvular Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Agenesis
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veins Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
  • Pulmonary Zygomycosis
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Infection Complicating HIV Infection
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Sex
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unilateral Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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Dr. Espeleta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
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Dr. Espeleta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Espeleta

4.7

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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A “real” Dr who cares and give to patients excellent attention
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
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Ricardo Belletti in Mission Viejo, CA – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr. Espeleta came highly recommended. I was very impressed with his office staff and with him. He's very caring, very knowledgeable and takes his time to sincerely consider individual needs.
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Kathie Brooks in Laguna Hills – Oct 14, 2017
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Wow. A pulmonary doctor who listens, researches for unusual diagnoses and doesn't drop the ball. In the hospital, goes to the bedside every day, actually listens to and examines the patient. Didn't know how rare that is! And figured out additional diagnoses and solutions other docs had missed. What a pleasure to get someone who's smart, attentive, kind too. A big difference, and made such a big difference in my care.
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Dan Haspert in Laguna Beach, CA – Oct 18, 2016
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Always in a hurry. Paid the full amount with sleep apnea study but no result was given. Better look for other pulmo specialist.
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AS in Laguna Hills, Ca – Feb 05, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD is a Pulmonologist in Laguna Hills, CA and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from De La Salle...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
State University Of New York-Pulmonary-Critical Care
Fellowship Hospital
2007
State University Of New York-Sleep Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Saint Mary's Health Center
Residency Hospital
1999
De La Salle University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
California State University, Fullerton
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Espeleta frequently treats Respiratory Failure, Wheezing, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Espeleta treats.

Where is Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD's office located?

Dr. Espeleta's office is located at 24411 Health Center Dr Ste 560, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Thomas T Vovan MD Inc.24411 Health Center Dr Ste 560 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Espeleta is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received