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Esther H. Lum, MD

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My specialty:
Sleep Medicine

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

I grew up in California but did all of my training (medical school, residency and fellowship) in the Midwest. I have been working for Kaiser Permanente since the completion of my fellowship training, initially in Hawaii and then in Colorado beginning in 2005. It is my pleasure to work with patients to improve their state of health and wellness. I was honored to be recognized as a 5280 Magazine Top Doctor in 2019.

About my practice

I see both pulmonary and sleep patients in the outpatient setting. In Sleep Medicine, we have a strong team approach working with our respiratory therapists to provide the best possible care for our patients. Overall, my goal is to understand my patients as individuals so that I can provide them with the support and care they need. No 2 people experience illness in the exact same way, and though sometimes treatment options are limited, there is no one-size-fits-all in medical care.

How I thrive

I enjoy time spent with my family, but I also exercise, take walks and read books. I'm always interested in newer information about the many things that impact our health, including nutrition, exercise and the mind-body connection. I volunteer in my son's school regularly.

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Colorado Permanente Medical Group

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280 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
Rockford , IL

Board certification

Critical Care Medicine

AM BD of Internal Medicine

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Medical training

Fellowship

Pulmonary Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine-Grad Medical Education
St Louis , MO

Internship/Residency

Internal Medicine

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City , IA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2005

Provider ID

016598
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01/17/2020