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About Dr. James M Steele

Dr. James M Steele, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Rosa, CA, with other offices in Lakeport, CA and Fort Bragg, CA . He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Surgery and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Steele is affiliated with Healdsburg District Hospital. Dr. Steele has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

36 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James M Steele is Excellent. Dr. James M Steele has been rated by 36 patients. From those 36 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James M Steele is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Rosa Sleep Center

3867 Montgomery Dr
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
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Lakeport Sleep Center

55 1st St Ste 210
Lakeport, CA 95453
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Fort Bragg Sleep Center

153 W Spruce St
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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Specialties

Dr. James M Steele has the following 5 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • 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.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Surgery
  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James M Steele has the following 8 expertise

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

Dr. James M Steele has 5 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. James M Steele is Board Certified in 5 specialties

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Reviews

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I felt like I was being pushed into a sleep study, when I did not think I had a problem

I went to this doctor for lung problems, which he told me was my cat. But then he launched into such a dramatic sales pitch for a cpap machine and sleep study I was stunned. I felt I did not have a problem with sleep apnea. There are not any factors pointing that way. So I think he is just pushing a side business.

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Five Stars

Excellent pulmonologist. The Sleep Center really helped me out.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1982

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James M Steele accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Western Health Advantage
    • Western Health Advantage

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