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About Dr. Vidal Espeleta
Dr. Vidal Espeleta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fountain Valley, CA, with other offices in Laguna Beach, CA and Laguna Hills, CA (and 1 other location). His specialties include Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Espeleta is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Espeleta has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Vidal Espeleta 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Dr. Vidal Espeleta has the following 4 expertise
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Vidal Espeleta has 2 board certified specialties
Dr. Vidal Espeleta is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I WAS SENT TO DR ESPELETA for a sleep study. I saw him for the initial intake and he was extremely patient ,didn't rush, explained everything in lay terms so I could understand and was very kind. After the study I was to see him for a follow up appointment. Instead, two days before ,he called me with the results. Instead of pushing drugs to solve my no sleeping he offered an alternative called shuti.com, I was very impressed and happy. I have multiple sclerosis and have tried a few things for sleep but they affect me the next day. Very impressed with his bedside manner, if I ever need a pulmonary dr. he is my man!!
I am unable to communicate with his secretary. She gives me the feeling she is occupied on another matter - doing something else - detached - when I call the office and talk to her. I have written two letters to Dr. Espeleta saying I would like to join his practice because my pulmonologist, Dr. David Law has recently retired, but to no effect. I have not received a reply to either. Two patients of his have recently told me of their difficulties in understanding and communicating with Dr. Espinosa's secretary - both were in an excellent pulmonary rehabilitation class of Dr. Law's in this past month.
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 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.
Dr. Espeleta is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
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Dr. Vidal Espeleta is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Fountain Valley, CA.