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About Dr. Robert S Wright

Dr. Robert S Wright, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Santa Barbara, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. Dr. Wright has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert S Wright is Excellent. Dr. Robert S Wright has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert S Wright is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants

2403 Castillo St Ste 206
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Specialties

Dr. Robert S Wright has the following 4 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Chest Infection
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia
  • Asbestosis (Asbestos-related diseases)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Angiographic Visualization

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Five Stars

Dr. Wright saved my life. I was misdiagnosed as having COPD by a doctor in Bakersfield. After receiving his name from the UCLA Liver Transplant Program an appointment was made. He examined me then stated that I didn't have COPD but congestive heart failure. Am now being treated for it, thanks to Dr. Wright. Outstanding practitioner.

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Five Stars

Dr. Wright saw me when I was unable to get in to see a doctor in my area. He was very thorough and he made me feel like an individual during my visits. He successfully diagnosed and treated my illness which has been hanging on for months.

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Five Stars

Dr. Wright saved my life when he did a very complete exam that other doctors before him didn't do. He found a blockage in my carotid artery. He is very responsive and accessible to his patients.

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Expert Professional Critical Care

Writing to say how pleased my wife and I have been with Dr. Wright's critical care and bedside manner. His office is a state of the art operation that runs professionally and efficiently, he is direct while compassionate about his explanation of my disease and was methodical while working through the diagnosis and follow up care. My wife and I would highly recommend Dr. Wright for anyone needing expert pulmonary critical care and internal medicine.

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Recommendation

Dr Wright truly lives up to his mission and beyond. The treatment received from Dr.Wright as well as the staff is beyond Excellent. This physician has made such a difference in my care and I am happy to say that my health has dramatically improved as a result. Thank you Dr. Wright for everything

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2015, 2014)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2014)

    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 (2009, 2012, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2011)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1977

  • U S Department Of Veterans Affairs

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert S Wright 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
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Santa Barbara Pulmonary Consultants, 2403 Castillo St Ste 206, Santa Barbara, CA

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