Dr. Frederick Nachtwey, MD


Pulmonology | Male

Respiratory Medical Group Inc 130 La Casa Via Ste 208 Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
Dr. Frederick Nachtwey, MD
Dr. Frederick Nachtwey, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Nachtwey is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek and Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in El Sobrante, CA |
Dr. Nachtwey has been my pulmonologist for about 6yrs now, and he has done everything he could to assist me with my lung issues. I'm so grateful that I met him. He's been one of the MOST PATIENT doctors I've ever had. He talks respectfully to you, asks for your input, he listens, he's gentle, and he's just overall a kind and great guy. His office staff is SUPER NICE as well; I don't know everyone but Jackie and Sara have been so good to me. Alex is so sweet and friendly also. Thanks to you all!
in Walnut Creek, CA |
After I took a sleep test - I waited 50 minutes before he arrived to review it. He walked in barehanded and had to use my pages of results to discuss something he apparently had not previously reviewed, at least recently. The immediate issue he focused on was that I should have a CPAP machine, I snore. I asked them to order the machine on Jan 6 - it is Mar 3 and I still have not received the machine and I have had to make numerous phone calls between his office and the machine provider.
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Dr. Nachtwey'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 Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing


  • Medical School
    Washington Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    North Shore University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pulmonology

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Thoracentesis