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About Dr. John R Balmes

Dr. John R Balmes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

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The overall average patient rating of Dr. John R Balmes is Excellent. Dr. John R Balmes has been rated by 1 patients. From those 1 patients 0 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John R Balmes is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center

1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dr. John R Balmes 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.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John R Balmes has the following 14 expertise

  • Emphysema
  • Asbestosis (Asbestos-related diseases)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Chest Infection
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Lung Diseases
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Lung Cancer
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Inflammation
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Asthma

Dr. John R Balmes has 0 board certified specialties

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  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 1976

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, 1001 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA
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