Dr. Barbara Galko, MD

Dr. Barbara Galko, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Barbara Galko, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Laguna Hills, CA. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

24411 Health Center Dr Ste 620

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Contact Information

(949) 521-6060

Insurance Accepted

  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • Principal Life
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas


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Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

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  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Pregnancy
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Dyssomnia
  • Emphysema
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing


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  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Lung Spirometry
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sleep Study
  • Spirometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Wellesley Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • St Michaels
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Toronto General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Doctors Hospital - Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, 1985- 1986
  • Toronto Western Hospital Research competition - 1st prize, 1984
  • McGill University Scholarships, 1975-1980
Media & Publications
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 1991
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 1991
  • Current topics in pulmonary pharmacology and toxicology., 1987
  • Lack of discriminatory value of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) differential lymphocyte count in relation to radiographic staging and pulmonary function in sarcoidosis., 1985
  • Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy occurring in four patients with interstitial lung disease., 1985
  • Therapeutic use of respiratory stimulants: an overview of newer developments., 1986
  • Short-term discontinuation of oxygen causes no immediate detrimental change in neuropsychological function in patients on long-term oxygen therapy., 1986
  • ear oximetry: accuracy during exercise, 1985
  • Community acquired pneumonia, 1997
  • Ear Oximetry: accuracy during coming hypoxia and exercise, 1986
  • The role of 67-gallium citrate lung scanning in the detection of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in immunocompromised patients., 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Galko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Galko to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Galko's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Laguna Hills |
Dr.Galko is very knowledgeable and will take great care of you. Really explains your condition and medication
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in Laguna Woods, CA |
Dr Galko is very thorough and takes time with me as her patient.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Galko accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MVP Health Care
  • Principal Life
  • Simplifi
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Galko has admitting privileges

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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