Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD

Pediatric PulmonologyMaleAge 54

Accepting new patients

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD is a Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Nakamura has more experience with Sleep Apnea 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.

Locations

Children's Lung Specialist

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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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Nakamura's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nakamura

3.9

Based on 52 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (41)
  • Explained conditions well (41)
  • Listened & answered questions (40)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (13)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (13)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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Dr Nakamura (aka Dr Disney ) is the best no one like him thank you doctor for taking care of Tylor ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Holly Falcone – Jan 15, 2021
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We just finished our visit yesterday. Everything was perfect as usually. Dr. Nakamura is my son's Lungs Specialist since he was born. Dr. Nakamura is the best lungs specialist and the outstanding Doctor in Nevada. His office and medical team is perfect too. Very very friendly and professional!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Olee – Oct 09, 2020
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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 ????
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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 $$$ - that is his # 1 priority!! He will charge you for EVERYTHING!! He will do the full spectrum of testing on your child even though it's not necessary just to make more $$$.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sharon M in Santa Clarita, CA – Jan 18, 2016
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nakamura

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nakamura treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nakamura treats other conditions, please contact the office at (702) 598-4411.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Nakamura is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nakamura
Similar Providers
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Study
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Nakamura is experienced in the area of Interstitial Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nakamura
Similar Providers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Pulmonary Function Test
Bronchiolitis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Nakamura's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nakamura's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Diffusion Capacity Test
  • Lung Nodule
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • PET-CT Scan
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respirator Fit Evaluations
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Stress Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
  • Valley Fever
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough

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(725) 241-0196

Dr. Nakamura accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affiliated Health Funds
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Bronze Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway Guided Access -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Gold Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
Pathway /Pathway X-NV HMO
Pathway Guided Access/Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Pathway-NV HMO
Pathway-NV PPO
Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Silver Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Silver Pathway X-NV HMO
Silver Pathway-NV HMO
Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Federal Employee Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremore Medical Group
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Plan of Nevada
HealthChoice
HealthChoice PPO
HealthFirst
HealthFirst HMO
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Managed Care (Non-HMO)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Sierra Health
Sierra Option

About Me

Biography

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD is a Pediatric Pulmonology Specialist in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Nakamura has more experience with Sleep Apnea and Interstitial Lung...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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD?

Call (725) 241-0197 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Nakamura has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Nakamura's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nakamura frequently treats Sleep Apnea and Interstitial Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Nakamura specializes.

Where is Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD's office located?

Dr. Nakamura's office is located at 3006 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 315, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Craig Nakamura, MD speak?

Dr. Nakamura speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nakamura is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sunrise Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received

Southern Hills Hospital And Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

University Medical Center

Las Vegas, NV

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average