Dr. Richard A Belkin MD Pulmonologist

Dr. Richard Belkin is a pulmonologist in Santa Barbara, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Belkin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and one of 7 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine

Clinical Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Neoplasms, Dyspnea, Sarcoidosis, Bronchiectasis, Cough, Bronchial Provocation Tests

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 2000

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 2001 - 2004

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 14 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 11 years in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Critical Care Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Risk factors for death of patients with cystic fibrosis awaiting lung transplantation.
Belkin, R.A., Henig, N.R., Singer, L.G., Chaparro, C., Rubenstein, R.C., Xie, S.X., Yee, J.Y., Kotloff, R.M., Lipson, D.A., Bunin, G.R.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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