I welcome you to Respire

At Respire, I provide personalized care to help you manage conditions and diseases of the lungs and respiratory system. As a humble leading voice in pulmonology, I understand the importance of breathing – a simple process that happens naturally in most, but crucially labored for those with mostly lung problems, and sometimes those problems affect many other organs playing off each other, resulting in a shortness of breath that is difficult to figure out.

To best serve my patients, I have two convenient locations in San Diego and Palm Springs each offering access to my patients in those cities. I use the most advanced treatments and therapies to give you the care that you need, so you can get back to living your best life. I strive to deliver high-quality, compassionate respiratory care for every single patient that I serve.

Meet Dr. B

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Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun, fondly referred to as Dr. B, is a board-certified pulmonologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the lungs such as Asthma, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Chest infections, COPD, and Short of Breath of unknown cause. A native of Morocco, he speaks fluently 4 languages including Spanish, French, and Arabic. “Shortly before defending my thesis and graduating from medical school, I was involved in a car accident which nearly claimed my life,” says Dr. Bencheqroun. “Through the days that followed, I was introduced to what it means to wear the patient’s hat, feel the pain, experience the pity in people’s eyes, ask for help, and wait every day for my doctors’ visits to tell me what’s next. That experience would forever affect the way I would treat my patients and their families.” Dr. B continued his education in the United States with specialized training in Interventional Pulmonology, as well as in the field of Clinical Research, which he brings to the communities, for patients to access and benefit from. He practices medicine “old school” where he treats his patients the way he would wish to be treated; with care and compassion, respect of each person’s choices and beliefs, looking at his patient as a whole, and explaining plainly the diagnosis, process, and therapy. He is always accessible to his patients by cell phone or email.

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A word from my patients

This is one of the few physicians who actually puts patient care as his top priority. He is what individualized patient care is about. I would love to have him for all my health needs. We need many more of this man in the valley!!!!


Very caring Dr. Took on my case when I was sick in the hospital. I felt he cared for me like he was my own family. I smoked for 50 plus years and he helped talk me through quitting and with never putting me down. I now have not smoked for over 1 year and off oxygen for at least 6 months He has a great caring for his patients


One of the best doctors I have ever had, thankful I was blessed to have a team of doctors who were honest and took time to explain things in human terms I could understand and with so much patience always felt 100% attended to and informed of any and all things about my case and disease. Will forever be thankful to this doctor for saving me.


Dr Bencheqroun is a very knowledgeable physician and listens very patiently. I am happy he did not give up on me although I was a bad patient. He always spends a lot of time with me when I see him and I truly appreciate that. I can see he is very sincere and caring for his patients.


Dr. B is very patient and a great listener. His medical expertise and thoroughness is what I truly appreciate. He is very detail oriented and takes time with me every time I see him. One of the best I have ever seen!