Dr. Barry Sheppard

Thoracic Surgery
Oakland, CA
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Oakland, CA

Address

3300 Webster Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Fax

(510) 839-0806

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Alameda Alliance for Health

Blue Shield of California

UnitedHealthcare

UPMC Health Plan

Cigna

Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

I am a boarded Cardiothoracic Surgeon doing adult cardiac and thoracic operations. I have a special interest in Lung Cancer and was a Principle Investigator in clinical trial evaluation of low-dose CT screening for Lung Cancer. The International Early Lung Cancer Action Program 's (I-ELCAP) seminal research was the reason for the National Lung Screening Program.

Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: A PET scan looks at tissue uptake of radiolabelled sugar. Cancers and infections take "light up" on PET/CT scans whereas scar tissue does not. A biop ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Impossible to know: How big is the burn? Have you seen a medical professional for this? and if so what treatments were recommended and have they been followed. The assess ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Sheppard
33 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Possibly cancer.: Risk depends on the total Pk/year smoking history amassed before she quit and the specifics of the lymphoma tx received ie. chemo? agent and # cycles ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sheppard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sheppard is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! You never mentioned when would be good time to screen.
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Thanks for your quick reply! But can ct of chest with contrast see these tumours
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much and god bless

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Residency

UC Davis Medical Center

Affiliations

California Medical Association
American Medical Association
Society of Thoracic Surgery
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