About Dr. Charles A Anderson

Dr. Charles A Anderson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pasadena, CA, with another office in Tacoma, WA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with St Elizabeth Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Charles A Anderson is Good. Dr. Charles A Anderson has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Charles A Anderson is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

FOOTHILL PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICAL GROUP

959 E Walnut St Ste 120
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-5118

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Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Medical Center

209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 596-3300

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Specialties

Dr. Charles A Anderson has the following 2 specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Sleep Medicine

    A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
    Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
    Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Charles A Anderson has the following 9 expertise

  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Chest Infection
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Asthma
  • Insomnia

Reviews

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What the heck just happened?

Wait time was an hour and 15 minutes to have a guy come in and do a 5 minute personality assessment along with a minor physical exam and tells talks to me like he's Dr Phil! So incorrect on judging my personality and life that there's no way he's looking to take care good my pain! I see why there are so many complaints! Don't go to this guy!

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Not so accurate / Short on Time

He spends 5-10 minutes max face time and then was not exactly accurate on his diagnosis... said I did not have asthma while two other doctors confirmed before and afterwards that, in fact, I do. It could be a technician error rather than his, but his trivializing my breathing problems was not acceptable.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Anderson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Highland General Hospital - Oakland

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Charles A Anderson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
    • Group Health Coop Core
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • LA Care Health
    • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Charles A Anderson

I grew up and spent most of my life in Southern California, where I practiced medicine for over 20 years. I met my wife of almost 30 years while doing my residency in the San Francisco Bay area. Our daughter is currently working in San Francisco, and ourson is attending university in Berlin, Germany. I was originally interested in marine biology in college, but switched to medicine after doing some research in neurobiology, and working at a community hospital. I have served as a medical director for a sleep disorders center in a California hospital, and a medical director for the largest sleep diagnostics and treatment company in the country.

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