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Dr. Alan Ertle

Internal Medicine
Bend, OR
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sacramento, CA

Address

3000 Q Street, Sacramento, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna

LifeWise Health Plan of Washington

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Walla Walla, WA

About

Bio

I enjoy the out of doors including hiking, fishing, and big-game hunting. I truly enjoy doing those things with my three sons.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Pulmonology

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

7 Answers
0 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
An : An infiltrate on chest x-ray can be cause by many, many things. Sometimes it is pneumonia, sometimes it is not. Often patients after surgery have an i... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
A : A variety of viruses can cause pneumonia. Like most respiratory viruses, they are contagious, usually through droplets in the air cause by coughing or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Pulmonary : Pulmonary fibrosis is a collection of lung disorders that affect the connective tissue in the lung that cause inflammation and thickening of the suppo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
How : How long one must stay after a lung biopsy is dependent on which biopsy methodology is used. There are three main ways to biopsy the lungs: with a bro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Walking : Walking pneumonia can mean several different things. In general, it is a lung infection that is less serious than some types of pneumonia. Whether thi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Certainly : Certainly pneumonias can go away on their own. Before the era of antibiotics, people survived bacterial pneumonia. Today, some pneumonias are caused b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Ertle
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Bullous : Bullous lung disease is a result of emphysema of the lungs. Emphysema destroys the small air sacs that are at the very end of the airways. As they get... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ertle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Regis University
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oregon
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Residency

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Innovative Partnership Award, Oregon Partnership to Immunize Children
Graduate Honors, Regis University
Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American College of Chest Physicians
St. Charles Health System, Bend, Oregon
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