Dr. Vidal J. Espeleta, MD

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Dr. Vidal J. Espeleta, MD

Pulmonology | Male

Saddleback Respiratory Medical Group 24411 Health Center Dr Ste 560, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Get Directions
(949) 521-7163

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Dr. Espeleta specializes in Pulmonology and practices in Laguna Hills, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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4.6
based on 9 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deficiency of Pulmonary Surfactant Protein B
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Heart Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loffler's Syndrome
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • 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 Artery Agenesis
  • 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 Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis - Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia Familial Primary
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Incompetence
  • Pulmonary Mucormycosis
  • Pulmonary Mycoses
  • Pulmonary Oxygen Toxicity
  • 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
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Sex
  • Sleep Terror Disorder
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Unilateral Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    De La Salle University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Saint Mary's Health Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    State University Of New York-Pulmonary-Critical Care

    Completed in 2007

    State University Of New York-Sleep Medicine

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    California State University, Fullerton

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Espeleta's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Espeleta

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients