Sivajothi Kanagalingam, MD - Asante

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Sivajothi Kanagalingam, MD

Sivajothi Kanagalingam

Sivajothi Kanagalingam, MD

Patient Rating
4.81 / 5 (Based on 99 Reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease




Asante Pulmonary Consultants – Medford
555 Black Oak Dr. Suite 300A
Medford, Oregon 97504
Main: 541-789-8100
Fax: 541-789-8101

About this provider


Jothi Kanagalingam, MD has a passion and commitment to providing advanced and compassionate medical care. She has contributed to numerous publications involving the effects of obesity, asthma and complications among critically ill patients.


  • Provides diagnostic and therapeutic management of complex and chronic pulmonary/critical care conditions.
  • Special interest in treating asthma, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease and COPD.


Brought up in Malaysia and the United Kingdom, Dr. Kanagalingam has a diverse and inclusive perspective on health care. She and her husband enjoy travelling, good company and fine wine in moderation. 

Education and training


St. George’s University of London, MD


St. Elizabeth Medical Center,, Internal Medicine


University of Vermont Medical Center, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Pathology


Pulmonary and critical care

Patient experiences

December 01, 2021
Excellent care and follow up from everyone in the office. I can't say enough good things about my experience. Thank you.
August 07, 2021
Doctor Kanagalingam and Her staff are the best. ( every one that I had help me was outstanding ) and Iem verey happy with all !
July 09, 2021
Dr. Kanalingam
July 09, 2021
She took an interest in what I had to say & made it known what I needed to do to help my situation.
July 09, 2021
Dr.. Kana and her staff!
June 23, 2021
Always there to answer questions
June 17, 2021
entire staff I had contact with.
June 17, 2021
Carla [NAME] nurse practioner
April 24, 2021
The Doctor herself was most outstanding with all of her assistants being professional and thoughtful.
April 23, 2021
Everyone was outstanding!!!
April 19, 2021
Doctor was very patient in listening and explained things very clearly..
March 22, 2021
I LOVE Dr. K! ( I call her that because I cannot pronounce her last name!) She is interested in my input & takes into consideration my feelings toward my care. She never seems to be in a hurry & is familiar with my previous medical history even though I've only had visits with her twice. She explains things thoroughly & has time for my questions/ concerns. Every other pulmonologist I have ever seen I have dreaded. It's refreshing to not feel that way.
March 18, 2021
The front desk staff are always courteous and helpful as are the medical assistants. Dr. Kana is absolutely outstanding. She determined that I did not have a respiratory disease that my physicians assistant diagnosed me with for years. She is very personable as well as competent. I know I am getting excellent care under her guidance.
March 07, 2021
Dr. Kana was excellent. Her knowledge and listening skills are impeccable. She goes out of her way to help not only clinically but personally. She has even come down to the parking lot to see me in my car when my partner told her I was dissappointed not to be able to accompany him to his appointment during the recent Covid crisis. I would love to have her for my GP.
March 05, 2021
The whole experience with Dr Kana and her staff.
March 05, 2021
Dr "Kana" is a superb physician. I trust her implicitly.[NAME]
March 05, 2021
Dr.Kana is very understanding, and patience is excellent
March 05, 2021
Whole staff very professional as always
February 25, 2021
This is the only visit and contact I have had in 6 months. It was just a review of my progress.
February 22, 2021
Dr. Kana -- First Doctor in a long time that was willing to listen and understand. Was very straight forward in what she expected of me. Very professional.
February 04, 2021
Doctor Kanagalingam has been outstanding. She is a superb pulmonologist who seems to give it all to her patients. I have been seeing pulmonlolgists for the past 14 years both in California and here in Oregon. She is the best.
February 04, 2021
Dr Kanakalingam was prompt, seemed well prepared and listened very well. A very useful and totally satisfying visit
January 09, 2021
Dr. Kanagalingam is clearly a competent physician. It took a while for us to establish a productive conversation. She was skeptical of my history because I had an excellence breathing test (yeah!). I have had asthma for most of my life and it is well controlled with my current regime. After awhile she said indicated she had not received my records from my doctor, so that explained to me her attitude.
December 26, 2020
Everyone I have came in contact with have been excellent. If I could remember their names, I would certainly give them to you. Rogue Valley Medical Center is an excellent hospital.
December 24, 2020
SIVAJOTHI KANAGALINGAM She took the time to listen my concerns, professionally, carefully, and very specifically. It was nice to have a Doctor that would finally listen as part of the problem has gone for years.
December 21, 2020
Everyone I came into contact with was helpful and kind, except one. All of the nurses, medical assistants and the doctor were exceptional.
December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020
Here listening and explanations to me.
October 26, 2020
Everyone I had contact with was top notch. The front counter was friendly and efficient, The Tec. (I think her name was Sara) that did my lung function test was very helpful, explained everything throughly, was very friendly and seemed very knowledgeable. Dr Kana was delayed getting to me but was, as always, very knowledgeable explains things very well and spent adequate time with me and answered all my questions in a very understandable way. I enjoyed all my contacts at the office.
October 14, 2020
Dr. Kana is a treasure. Dr. Kana's MA or PA, treasure. The lady that administered the "tube" test before I saw Dr. Kana, was very patient, knowledgeable and kind. Dr. Kana was familiar with my records, even though this was my first visit. Additionally, she asked me to tell her what was happening - and listened. She was able to lay out a plan of action to discover what's going on with me. She seems too young to be as gifted a physician as she is. Before I left, she made certain I had my questions answered to the best of her ability, based on current information.
October 12, 2020
Dr. Kana
October 12, 2020
Kana saw that I had lung cancer when the cat scan report did not see that.
October 09, 2020
Dr. is exploring many possibilities regarding my symptoms and from beginning thought there could be underlying heart problems. Tests are to determine if lungs are causing heart problems, or if heart is causing lung problems. Just saw cardiologist, and there are heart problems. I will have a procedure done, then back to a few lung tests. Dr. Kana is thoroughly checking all possibilities. I trust her, and feel comfortable with her. She is surrounded by a positive staff. It is a new thing, having an appointment by phone or video. I would always prefer an office visit, but do understand things are changing. Because Dr. Kana was comfortable with video/phone, it made it easier for me.
September 17, 2020
Yes Dr. Kana was so very competent, caring, and professional. It was very comforting to be her patient.
September 03, 2020
Dr Kana really cares
September 03, 2020
Dr. Kana as always she is the best Dr. I have ever had in my [AGE] years on this earth!!
August 28, 2020
August 27, 2020
I really appreciate them all. I needed certain papers looked at for the school district I work with to be able to go back to work in lue of covid and they were able to explain to Dr. Kana exactly what I needed and she in turn talked with me about it in a timely and caring matter. I have the utmost confidence in my pulmonary care from Dr. Kana.
July 02, 2020
I don't know names, but the whole entire team is extremely awesome and compassionate.
July 01, 2020
The care & conservative dr kana showed for me
July 01, 2020
Consistently profession, pleasant knowledgeable and caring.
June 30, 2020
All of your staff at Radiology Oncology, Dr. [ ] and the whole surgery staff that helped me through the breast surgery procedure, your cardiology department and Dr. [ ] et al, and anyone I have dealt with in a support role. I am thoroughly impressed with Asante in every contact I have had and I thank you for my life.
June 30, 2020
All of the caregivers have been thoughtful and caring. I want to thank them all
June 30, 2020
Dr Kana's medical assistant is outstanding.
June 30, 2020
Yes, Dr. Kana. And her assistant McKensie is also very helpful.
May 04, 2020
I had a telehealth appointment last week with Dr. We were able accomplish what I needed over the video appointment. Still very efficient.Thanks for the service option of telehealth during CoronaVirus
April 14, 2020
response time was very fast and curtious. I appreciate all of them continuing to work during this time.
April 12, 2020
All of the personnel that I interacted with were professional and had an outstanding demeanor. Sorry that I didn't catch the names. However, they were the receptionist, medical assistant and of course Dr. Kona.
April 09, 2020
Dr kana's assistant kevin was especially helpful and patient discussing the results of my visit


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