Dr. Barbara Galko, MD


Pulmonology | Female

Dr. Barbara Galko, MD
Dr. Barbara Galko, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Laguna Hills, CA. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Galko is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills.

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Dr. Galko's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Laguna Hills |
Dr.Galko is very knowledgeable and will take great care of you. Really explains your condition and medication
Laguna Hills, CA |
She explains everything very clearly , and listens to my concerns. Warm and caring.
in Laguna Woods, CA |
Dr Galko is very thorough and takes time with me as her patient.
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Dr. Galko's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pulmonology
  •  Board certified in Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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  • 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

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Board Certifications

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  • Pulmonary Disease

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
  • 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
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • 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


  • Medical School
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Wellesley Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    St Michaels

    Completed in 1983

    Toronto General Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Toronto

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Hungarian

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  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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