Providing Hope. Providing Comprehensive, Critical Pulmonary Care.

For an illness that knows no boundaries, patients need care just as limitless. At University Pulmonary Associates, Dr. Hila Azulay and Dr. Matt Beutner provide the only comprehensive pulmonary hypertension care in the Central Valley. These fellowship-trained physicians bring academic excellence, medical acumen, and compassionate care to every patient they see.

Pulmonary hypertension is a complex disease that requires creative care and expert providers. With Dr. Azulay and Dr. Beutner, Central Valley patients have access to the world-class care they need close to home. University Pulmonary Associates offers patients the entire spectrum of pulmonary care. Through our affiliation with the UCSF School of Medicine, patients can access a broader range of treatment options through clinical trials and ongoing research.

When diagnosed with a life-altering disease, compassionate care is vital. Dr. Azulay and Dr. Beutner care deeply for their patients and are driven by their desire to treat acute care populations like that of the Central Valley. Whether patients come in for comprehensive care for pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatment, or the West Coast’s only Robotic Bronchoscopy Program, University Pulmonary Associates’ staff and physicians are here to provide excellent care to every patient every step of the way.

Learn more about Dr. Azulay and Dr. Beutner below.

Call University Pulmonary Associates for an appointment with Dr. Azulay or Dr. Beutner !

(559) 256-5130

Hila Azulay, MD, is a fellowship-trained pulmonologist specializing in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, and pulmonary hypertension.

If you asked Dr. Azulay why she chose to pursue pulmonology and critical care medicine as her path in medicine, she would say she was challenged by the breadth of knowledge and skill required to both care for the critically ill as well as manage a broad range of pulmonary diseases, and she is never one to back down from a challenge.

When Dr. Azulay is not caring for patients, teaching the next generation of world-class physicians, or conducting cutting-edge research, you can find her dancing, baking, hiking, or gardening.

Matthew Beutner, MD, is a fellowship-trained pulmonologist specializing in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine, and pulmonary hypertension.

Upon completing his medical degree, Dr. Beutner completed an internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at UCSF Fresno. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Beutner decided to stay on as faculty at UCSF Fresno to teach the next generation of health care leaders and joined Central California Faculty Medical Group to see patients at University Pulmonary Associates.

Pulmonary hypertension (PH), or high blood pressure in the lungs, occurs due to the progressive narrowing of small blood vessels in the lungs, which causes the right side of the heart to work harder. Over time, the right side of the heart will become enlarged and weaker, pumping blood less efficiently into or within the lungs and throughout the body. It is a complex and uncommon health condition that can have serious health consequences, including premature death, if left undiagnosed and/or untreated.

Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic condition that is incurable. It is difficult to diagnose. Fortunately, newer therapies have emerged over the last two decades that have dramatically influenced the management of this challenging condition. With modern therapeutic options, patients feel better and live longer, but it requires experts, specifically trained medical talent–talent like that of Drs. Beutner and Azulay are both fellowship-trained pulmonologists.


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