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About Dr. Samir Makani

Dr. Samir Makani, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in Encinitas, CA. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Makani is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center, Promise Hospital San Diego and San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Samir Makani is Great. Dr. Samir Makani has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Samir Makani is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

UC San Diego Medical Center

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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SAMIR S MAKANI MD

320 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Specialties

Dr. Samir Makani has the following 3 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Top Notch Doctor!

Dr. Makani has saved my life twice. He and his staff are talented, compassionate professionals. Real experts in their field. Would easily recommend Dr. Makani to family and friends.

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Confidant and Caring

Dr. Makani has a wonderful approach with his patients! He put me and my husband so at ease during my clinical prior to major surjery. He walked us through the whole thing, stopped so I could ask questions, heard my husband's concerns, broke everything down for us. We felt in great hands the day of the operation & that he remembered what we talked about during the consultation, He followed up & assured that he would be calling with results as he believes in direct contact with his patients. After our 1st meeting, my husband said 'I love him!'

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Excellent Doctor

Dr. Makani saw me within 5 minutes, patiently answered my questions and made me feel at ease. His bedside manner is second to none. I'm so happy to have him perform my surgery. I know I am in good hands .

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Unbelievable

Dr Makani is truly an exception in "doctoring". He is funny, FUN, and exceptionally learned. I can't explain it other than to say he strikes me, continously, as an exceptionally learned man who ALWAYS remembers his patients are people first, whether in the middle of an emergency or not. Eyes on, hands on, reassuring with his face and his touch. Willing with a smile, a hearty laugh, teasing, ready with kindness, backboned by knowledge... This man absolutely does deserve to be far more than he is, so long as he does NOT lose the actual people connection he has. :) Whether fake or real it comes ACROSS as exceptionally real, and I'm a 50 year old, unable to be a) surprised or b) tricked. Prior to Dr Makani I have had 1 GOOD physician in my life, and in retrospect? He comes no where close. The only thing breaking my heart is now watching him work so hard under the whole "WHAT is wrong with her..." thing. Yes Doctor, I can see it, and no, it does NOT cause me to want to give you up. Should you be the last physician I have, I will be content as to the personal, and endless, care I got on the way. Thank you.

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Excellent Doctor

I highly recommend Dr. Makani. He is confident, caring, and he listens. I never felt rushed while talking to him. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions, and asked me what questions he needed to know? I feel he has a lot of expertise in his field of medicine, which put me at ease. I am thankful to be one of his patients.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Promise Hospital San Diego
  • San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • UCSD Thornton Hospital, La Jolla
  • UC San Diego Thornton Hospital in La Jolla
  • UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
  • UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest
  • UCSD-La Jolla John M and Sally B Thornton Hospital
  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Samir Makani accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • 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 Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • 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 Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • 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 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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