Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology •  Male • Age 53

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD is a Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Nakamura has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center and Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nakamura to book an appointment.


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Children's Lung Specialist

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(702) 598-4411
Children's Lung Specialist3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 315 Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Children's Lung Specialists, Ltd.3820 Meadows Ln Las Vegas, NV 89107
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We have been seeing Dr. Nakamura for 8 years. He is very great with the kids. Amazing doctor. He is the only doctor my daughter looks forward to visiting. He is great with my daughter. Very knowledgeable and caring.
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Kim Leatham -Book – Mar 29, 2020
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He is the most compassionate ... thorough amazing doctor! Our family loves working with him and he makes us feel important!
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Flood Family – Mar 16, 2020
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My little boy Matthew has been seeing Dr. Craig Nakamura for almost 13 years now, since 2005. We are so blessed to have the THE MOST kind, caring, concerned pulmonologist on this planet. We can't imagine our life with out Dr. Nakamura, Ryan Yoshikawa and his entire staff who have help to make our life so much more comfortable and happier. Matthew has known Ryan since birth, too. We trust Ryan completely.
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Terri King, mom of Matthew King in Beaver, UT – Apr 18, 2018
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He is a genius, a magician, an excellent person, a great doctor very accurate in his diagnoses and very precise in the indications, he taught me to use the stethoscope to listen to my daughter's lungs, never another doctor had instructed me of that way, for me he is the best pulmonologist in Las Vegas, 100% recommended for children ????
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Ivon in Henderson, Nevada – Sep 05, 2017
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Dr. Nakamura is an amazing doctor he has taken care of my son since he was a small child and well continue to see him. He is very caring and knowledgeable and always gives me his best no matter what. I recommend him to anyone who needs his service. I love him and the staff
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Las Vegas, NV – Feb 15, 2017
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We brought our daughter to see Dr. N because other doctors were treating her mysterious cough and dry mouth for asthma. Dr. N suggested that her symptoms were digestive in nature and treated her as such. Her cough is gone and dry mouth reduced. We were able to follow-up with Dr. N via text messaging day or night and always received a timely response. Dr. N is personable and cares about his patients. Highly recommend.
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Mark in Las Vegas, NV – Oct 04, 2016
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Dr. Nakamura is an okay doctor but all he cares about is $$$ - that is his # 1 priority!! He will charge you for EVERYTHING!! He will do the full spectrum of testing on your child even though it's not necessary just to make more $$$.
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David G in Las Vegas, NV – Sep 07, 2016
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Dr. Nakamura has been a heaven sent blessing to our family. He has taken extra steps to make sure that we receive the best care possible, including calling and texting after hours, getting into procedures and appointments quickly, and providing excellent care. Dr. Nakamura is an excellent doctor!
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Kylee Rowe in Las Vegas, NV – Jul 20, 2016
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Dr. Nakamura has been our primary lung specialist since our son was 6 months old and he is now 4 years old. His breathing has gotten so much better since we have done everything exactly as the Dr told us too. All the medicine he prescribe is very effective. We have notice that our sons asthma is almost not existent. He used to have trouble breathing in his sleep and after heavy running and playing. Now it is never a problem for him. Dr. Nakamura has definitely help to strengthen his lungs.
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Chris Hazel Kingston in Las Vegas, NV – Jun 10, 2016
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The doctor was kind and generous with his time and experience. The staff was nice and the office is beautiful and kid friendly. I would recommend him.
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Brook H. in Las Vegas, NV – Apr 18, 2016
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He is my grandson's doctor since NICU. He takes the time to explain everything and is so very caring.
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Sharon M in Santa Clarita, CA – Jan 18, 2016
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Dr. Nakamura accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced Choice-NV PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 95% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Asthma more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Asthma more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pneumonia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nakamura treats Pneumonia more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Nakamura treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Nakamura's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergies
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Nodule
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Stress Test
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD is a Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Nakamura has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Interstitial Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affil...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

Children's Hospital Of L A
Residency Hospital
Kapiolani M C/Women Child
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

Sunrise Children’s Hospital

Las Vegas, NV

University Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average