Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Espeleta
Telehealth services available

Saddleback Respiratory Medical Group

18111 Brookhurst St # 4600 Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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(949) 521-7163

Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD is a Pulmonologist in Fountain Valley, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Espeleta has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. 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 Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills. He is not accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Espeleta to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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(949) 521-7163

Dr. Espeleta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Humana
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Optima Health
Principal Life
Priority Health
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta performs Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Sleep Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Sleep Disorders more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Sleep Apnea more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Interstitial Lung Disease more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Espeleta treats Asthma more than 28% of their peers

Dr. Espeleta treats this condition more than 28% of their peers

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Dr. Espeleta's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • 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 Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 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 Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia Familial Primary
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • 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
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • 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
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Unilateral Absence of Pulmonary Artery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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4.7

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A “real” Dr who cares and give to patients excellent attention
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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 Fountain Valley, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Espeleta has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing, Pulmonary Vascular Conditions, and Interstitial Lung Disease...

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

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Locations

Practice

Saddleback Respiratory Medical Group18111 Brookhurst St # 4600 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Thomas T Vovan MD FCCP

Saddleback Respiratory Medical Group24411 Health Center Dr Ste 560 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills

Laguna Hills, CA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2018)